Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA


  • Today is National Doctors' Day

    Carole Hunink is not shy about expressing her appreciation for the care she received at The Regional Cancer Center under the direction of Dr. Jan Rothman. She even goes so far as to say “he is the most important and revered man in my life besides my husband and sons.”

    Posted 03.30.15

  • How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment

    In a new study involving mice, aerobic exercise slowed the growth of breast cancer tumors and made the cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy. The results raise the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat.

    Posted 03.26.15

  • Complementary Therapies Can Boost Survival in Cancer Patients

    A large percent of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse effects of disease or treatment. A new review of evidence drawn from experimental and epidemiologic studies, as well as a few clinical trials, demonstrates that several of the integrative approaches and lifestyle changes might also influence cancer survivorship.

    Posted 03.24.15

  • 5 Tips for Colonoscopy Prep

    Ask anyone who's ever had a colonoscopy and they'll probably tell you that prepping for the procedure wasn't much fun. The prepping process ensures that your intestines are perfectly clean (like the one pictured here) so the gastroenterologist has an unobstructed view.

    Posted 03.06.15

  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of deaths related to cancer. While early detection is key, research points to diet as a leading factor in both prevention and treatment.

    Posted 03.04.15

  • Understanding Cholangiocarcinoma

    Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) is often labeled a silent disease because many times the signs and symptoms can go unnoticed until the cancer is in the advanced stage. Even when there are early signs and symptoms, they may be vague and easily attributed to another disease.

    Posted 02.20.15

  • High-Fiber Diets Increase Lifespan

    A high-fiber diet might save your life. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help prevent chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, thus lowering your overall risk of premature death.

    Posted 01.28.15

  • High-Fat Diets Linked to Some Types of Breast Cancer

    Women who consume a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat, may be at higher risk of certain types of breast cancer, new research suggests.

    Posted 01.19.15

  • The Benefits of CHOGA (Chair Yoga)

    Choga, or chair yoga, is the term generally used to describe a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga is taught as a way to achieve physical and mental fitness by practicing yoga postures, breathing techniques and ways of relaxation all with the aid of a chair.

    Posted 01.05.15

  • No Show Policy, Effective January 1

    RCC is setting Timeliness Goals to make an effort to enhance your experience, maximize the time spent with your provider and help overall efficiency for our patients and staff.

    Posted 01.01.15

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