"They said I wasn't a candidate for surgery, and that I needed three more months of chemo, which I couldn't tolerate. They made me feel like I wouldn’t live very long. When I asked what I should do, they told me I should call hospice."
Then Romaine’s primary doctor sent her to Roswell Park for a second opinion.
The most effective way to find breast cancer in women at the earliest and most treatable stage is through screening mammography. However, mammography is not a perfect technology, and it may miss as many as 10-20% of all breast cancers. So can an MRI be used together with a mammogram for better detection?
Only when her doctors told her she was going to die without one did Rachel understand how critical a bone marrow transplant was. Just two months before hearing these words, the RN had rarely been sick a day in her life.
Much of the current evidence on the benefits of phytochemicals has come from observing people who eat mainly plant-based diets. These people have been shown to have significantly lower rates of certain types of cancers and heart disease.
At Roswell Park, 2019 was another year of progress in our fight against cancer as we celebrated every victory made toward new cures. We continue to set the bar high as a member of an elite group of cancer centers.