Life expectancy for those diagnosed with cancer has improved in recent years, but, not everyone in Western New York has benefitted.

African-Americans and Hispanics are still more often diagnosed with cancer in later stages when cure is less likely.

NOW U KNOW, so take steps to protect yourself. Spend just one day to check your risk level and find out if cancer screening is right for you. Find more information below or request more information about our screening and cancer treatment services.

African Americans suffer from lung cancer more than any other group. If you smoke or used to smoke, lung cancer screening could save your life. You are eligible if you:

  • are age 55 to 77
  • smoked at least 30 Pack/Years
  • smoked within the last 15 years

Learn more about Lung Cancer Screening at Roswell Park.

Ready to check your risk?

Use our easy online form to see if you are eligible for lung cancer screening.

Ready to quit smoking?

Quitting smoking or never starting is one of the easiest ways to reduce your lung cancer risk. Get help quitting from our experts.

“Cancer doesn’t discriminate.” Thomasina Holmes shares her story of strength and determination while battling lung cancer. Watch more patient stories.

Learn about cancer screening, prevention and treatment services at RPCI.

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Issues & Views with Dr. Nwogu and Thomasina Holmes


Chukwumere Nwogu, MD, PhD, FACS discusses lung cancer screening and risk while survivor Thomasina shares her inspirational story on Issues & Views. The broadcast aired July 26, 2015 on 93.7 WBLK, 92.9 Jack FM, and 106.5 WYRK.

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Cancer Health Disparities

Resources & Services

Our resources page offers information about cancer screening at Roswell Park and NOW U KNOW programs.



Contact the Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research (OCHDR) to find out how to bring our community-based services and educational programs to your area.

Download past issues of Community Connections, the OCHDR's newsletter.


Cancer affects the African American community more than any other group.

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