RPCI Cancer Talk

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:38pm
Cancer Support

No one is ever prepared to hear, “It’s cancer.” After adjusting to the shock of this news, it’s normal to have questions—and some anxiety—about how it will impact your life. Social workers are here to guide you through these challenging moments.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:55pm
Patient Stories

Six years after treatment for kidney cancer, Robert Kayser reflects on the good fortune that led to his surprise diagnosis, successful surgery, and a healthy retirement filled with bicycling, artisan bread baking and traveling in coastal Alabama.

 

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:05pm
Life & Wellness
Prevention & Screening

Studies show those who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for many diseases. While studies can’t conclusively prove that obesity causes cancer, there is growing evidence that higher amounts of body fat are consistently associated with increased risks for developing certain types of cancers.

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:59pm
Patient Stories

When Ian Cherico was rushed to the hospital, he was in a fight for his life. “Minutes later and I could have died,” he says. Ian was only 17 years old at the time, and his body was shutting down. It all started with a headache he couldn’t shake.

Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD, Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship (left), greets a visitor at the grand opening of Roswell Park’s Survivorship and Supportive Care Center.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:11pm
Cancer Support
Life & Wellness

If you’ve completed your cancer treatment — whether recently or years ago — congratulations! The opening of Roswell Park’s new Survivorship and Supportive Care Center means you’ll now enjoy one-stop shopping for the follow-up care and services you need to “live your best life” as a survivor.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:22am
Patient Stories
Life & Wellness

For me, green is the color of hope.

One year ago, my husband, Roman, was hospitalized at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY for a stem cell transplant. As Canadians, when we first learned of the opportunity to have BMT at Roswell Park, we had no idea of what lay ahead. We traveled from London, Ontario to Roswell Park for probably the most important meetings of our lives. As Roman met with his physicians and had medical tests, I attended a caregivers’ orientation where an experienced nurse explained my new role.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:34pm
Meet the Team

From the time I was a little girl I always wanted to be a nurse, but sometimes things don’t always work out the way you imagine. I worked as a medical secretary at a different hospital doing insurance billing for some time before realizing that, if I was truly going to be happy, I needed to follow my passion.

Carl Cori, MD and Gerty Radnitz Cori, MD in the lab.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Life & Wellness

Gerty Cori was the first woman awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and the third woman worldwide and first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and appointed to the National Science Foundation by President Harry S. Truman.