When cancer is suspected or diagnosed, aside from the emotional burden (shock, disbelief, fear), many people feel overwhelmed by how much they don’t know about cancer. Understanding your diagnosis and learning about various treatment options can help you regain some control over the situation.
A Wealth of Information
The Resource Center for Patients and Families offers a wealth of information resources that cover all aspects of cancer from symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment to coping, wellness and even palliative care. You need not try to grasp everything all at once, and you may not feel like spending days here to learn what you need to know about your situation, so we offer a lending library of resources that you can sign out and use from the comfort of home. You can return the resources in person or by mail. Available materials include printed materials, plus audio and video formats.
In addition to the patient education materials created by your doctor and nurses at Roswell Park, the Resource Center provides educational materials from government, professional, and patient organizations including the National Cancer Institute, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Our staff can also download and print fact sheets and other materials from these and other trusted cancer resources.
The Resource Center is located inside the Roswell Park cafeteria and is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 716-845-8659.