RPCI Cancer Talk

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:34am

Mention the word colonoscopy, and many people get a bit uneasy. Yet the colonoscopy is one of our best tools for diagnosing colon cancer, and remains to this day the gold standard.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:05am

Each year, nearly 72,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) between the ages of 15 – 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Unlike pediatric and elderly patients, this age group has not seen much progress in survival rates in the past 30 years.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:01am

April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month—the perfect time to learn more about your risk factors. Unlike a mammogram, a PSA test, or other routine cancer screenings, oral cancer screening is something most people don’t think to ask about at the doctor’s office.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:14am

As a native of Buffalo, NY, I was well aware of the work being done at Roswell Park and its importance in the Western New York community. So when I was offered an opportunity for employment, I jumped at the chance.

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:06pm

Farrah Fawcett’s death in 2009 catapulted anal cancer into the public light, but prior to that devastating news, it’s a disease you didn't hear much about. While it is rare, anal cancer is on the rise with an estimated 7,060 new cases and causing 880 deaths in 2013 alone.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:42pm

We’re closing out National Nutrition Month with a resource from Livestrong: http://www.livestrong.com/healthy-eating/. The Livestrong website is loaded with information on healthy eating and exercise to help you live a healthy, strong life.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 7:58am

March is Myeloma Awareness Month. At Roswell Park we’re working year-round to uncover new ways of understanding this disease in order to develop new treatment methods and improve long-term survival rates for patients.

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:16pm

We’ve got a great resource from the American Cancer Society (ACS) for week 3 of National Nutrition Month!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 8:10am

Down syndrome is one of the most well-known and common chromosomal disorders—there are approximately 400,000 people in the United States with the condition, also known as trisomy 21.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 3:48pm

Religious faith can influence many aspects of life—what you eat or don’t eat, how you dress, the holidays you celebrate, and most of all, the customs and rituals you practice in times of celebration or distress.