Roswell Park volunteers exude compassion and generosity – qualities that impact the lives of our patients and inspire hope and positivity. They see every task as an opportunity to extend kindness to those in need. Without hesitation, our volunteers offer a helping hand, a warm smile or heart-felt greeting to everyone that walks through the Roswell Park doors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve got a great resource from the American Cancer Society (ACS) for week 3 of National Nutrition Month!
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.