Carolyn Vachani

The Unwanted Passenger

Posted May 19th, 2016

I visited my dermatologist the other day. “Fifteen years!” she said. So long ago, yet sometimes so close. The thing is, once you have had a diagnosis of cancer – no matter the stage or the treatment required – you have that diagnosis in the back of your mind, always. It’s a little thing we […]


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The National Lymphedema Network: Advocating for the Lymphedema Community for 28 Years!

Posted March 4th, 2016

On March 6th, we recognize Lymphedema Awareness Day. What a perfect opportunity to highlight the National Lymphedema Network. This internationally recognized non-profit has been advocating for the lymphedema community for 28 years. We first met Saskia Thiadens, the organization’s founder, many years ago at an ASCO meeting. Her passion for providing education and guidance when […]


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Being a Caregiver

Posted November 2nd, 2015

November is National Family Caregiver Month. It’s hard to follow all the pinkness of October, but I hope the millions of people caring for loved ones get a little bit of the limelight this month. Think the NFL will wear caregiver awareness ribbons this month? You see, caregiving is a thankless job. You’re usually damned […]


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Annual Health Insurance Education Webinar Series

Posted October 29th, 2015

OncoLink is proud to present our annual health insurance education webinar series! This year, we have broken the webinars into shorter, topic-focused modules, allowing you to listen to all of the modules or just those that are important to you as you think about your open enrollment and health insurance needs. Module topics include: Medicare […]


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Let’s Celebrate Health Education!

Posted October 19th, 2015

Since 1995, National Health Education Week (NHEW) has been celebrated during the third full week of October. Sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), this celebration focuses national attention on a major public health issue and promotes consumers’ understanding of the role of health education in promoting the public’s health. At OncoLink, we […]


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Cancer Fighters in Your Food

Posted September 10th, 2015

Foods that we eat play a role in the risk of developing cancer. Learn about Cancer fighters in your food.


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OncoLink Survey: Do you have a Personal Emergency Kit?

Posted July 20th, 2015

In preparation for our upcoming Preparing Your Personal Emergency Kit webinar we wondered how many folks have prepared a kit for loved ones?


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National Cancer Survivors Day 2015 Wrap Up

Posted July 15th, 2015

National Cancer Survivors Day is the first Sunday in June every year. Many cancer centers and advocacy groups around the country commemorate this day with a celebratory event. We usually celebrate with (what else?) – education! This year we added 2 new survivorship education videos to our collection – Actions & Attitudes for Cancer Survivors […]


Carolyn Vachani

Take My Skin Cancer Prevention Challenge

Posted May 6th, 2015

May is Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month, and as a melanoma survivor, this awareness month is near and dear to my heart. Melanoma and other skin cancers are some of the most preventable cancers – and one of the easiest to detect early. It’s easier said than done though – to change a lifetime […]


Nutrition Nuggets Hummus Recipe

Nutrition Nuggets Recipe: Hummus

Posted March 9th, 2015

This homemade hummus recipe tastes fresher than anything you’d buy in the store and is super easy to make. Hummus is packed full of good nutrients like fiber, protein, folate, manganese, iron and “good fats” (monounsaturated & polysaturated).