RPCI Cancer Talk

Looking for words of encouragement for someone who has cancer? Sarah shares what not to say.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:49pm
Patient Stories

As a young adult cancer patient, I craved a sense of normality. Going to work every day helped me maintain my routine, and for 8 hours, I tricked myself into believing nothing was out of the ordinary. Working as close to full-time as my doctor’s appointments and immune deficiency allowed actually kept me very distracted. It was a key coping mechanism.

Get healthy fat snack ideas by checking out this food sources list.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 5:40pm
Life & Wellness

Fats have a place in every healthy, balanced diet—which is great because they add delicious flavor and texture to food as well as slow digestion (which contributes to the feeling of

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:00am
Cancer Support
Life & Wellness

With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, it’s time to celebrate all the men in your life - fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, sons, uncles and friends. June is also Men’s Health Month and a chance to encourage healthy habits and lifestyle changes. But men are notoriously hard to shop for, especially if they don’t express their wants and needs. It’s even harder if they are dealing with something as stressful as cancer. Finding something he likes, and can actually use, requires a bit more effort.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:02pm
Life & Wellness

Remember in the 90s when eating fat-free foods was the rage? The grocery store shelves were stocked with fat-free cookies, cakes, ice cream – you name it! Those were the days when many people thought that eating fat made you fat.

Learn what to expect when beginning oral chemotherapy.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 2:08pm
Cancer Support

In recent years, oral chemotherapy (chemo)—cancer medication that is taken by mouth instead of through a needle—has become an option for some people undergoing cancer treatment. While oral chemo can be just as effective as infusion, and likely more convenient, it can present challenges. For one thing, it can be very expensive, so be sure to check with your health insurance company to see if it is covered.

Acupuncture can improve a patient's wellbeing as they cope with cancer treatment.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:25pm
Cancer Support

As we work toward finding cancer cures in today’s digital era, it’s easy to forget that not all innovation is high-tech. In recent years, oncology centers have embraced practices such as yoga, meditation and acupuncture, finding that these integrative therapies can improve a patient's overall wellbeing as they cope with cancer treatment.

Roman recalls the moment he met his BMT donor, Paul.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:23pm
Patient Stories

On the day after my blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in March 2016, I wrote a thank you card to my donor. “Dear donor…. With sincerest thanks, Recipient.”

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 1:35pm
Patient Stories

When Ra’Quan was 12 years old, he did not understand what having cancer meant, so when his mom told him that he had a bone tumor, the severity of the situation did not immediately strike him.