We understand how frightening it is to hear “it’s cancer.” Your world gets turned upside down, and it’s natural to want to rush to do something – anything – as soon as possible. We want you to know that you do have time to stop, take a breath, and arrange to talk with our doctors. It's an important step to ensure you make the best decisions for yourself and your family.
We'll help you understand all the choices, including some available only at Roswell Park.
With any type of cancer, your first treatment path is the most important. For example, we understand the desire to have surgery right away but it may not be the best first treatment for your particular cancer. In fact, having surgery first may make it more difficult to treat your cancer successfully.
That’s why your day with us will focus on checking and double-checking everything from your diagnosis and stage to all treatment options. We evaluate every option possible before we talk with you about any surgery or treatment choices.
A team of oncology experts from different medical disciplines will work together, all under one roof, to develop a comprehensive, customized care program for you — from diagnosis through treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up care.
"I would encourage you to spend one day with us so you can understand all of the tools that we have to use the immune system to fight your cancer.”
"If cancer is a possibility, before scheduling a biopsy, before doing a treatment plan, the first thing you should do is to insist on being seen at Roswell Park. At the first sign of anything abnormal, you should spend one day with us.”