There’s an App for That! (part 1 in a series)

Posted February 15th, 2017

Welcome to my newest blog series, “There’s an App for That!”  In this series, I’ll feature apps and features available on your mobile phone/tablet that can help you manage your cancer care. Full disclosure: this entry of “There’s an App for That” focuses specifically on a tool available only on ipPhones and with the iOS […]


Rethinking Gratitude

Posted February 10th, 2017

When I was working on the inpatient unit and in the oncology clinic, I was struck by many things. The range of emotions experienced was quite incredible—everything from hope and optimism, to pain and suffering. One thing that always struck me was that often, no matter how difficult the situation, was the need for patients […]


My Christmas Wish: Let’s Stop the Blame Game

Posted December 16th, 2016

Wednesday night I watched the season finale of Survivor, which is one of my favorite shows.  Spoiler alert: if you haven’t watched yet and don’t want to know who won, stop reading NOW. Adam, a member of the “millennial” tribe, was the “ultimate survivor.”  He won all the votes of the jury.  He played an interesting […]


Cancer Doesn’t Take a Christmas Break

Posted December 13th, 2016

Last week, I watched the hit Fall TV show, “This is Us.”  In this episode, one of the main characters, when faced with a health crisis of one of her children, reassured the child by saying, “Nothing bad ever happens on Christmas Eve.” What a lovely thought.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could tell […]


Giving Tuesday 2016

Posted November 28th, 2016

It’s a busy week for special days. Thursday: Thanksgiving, Friday: Black Friday, Saturday: Small business Saturday, Monday: Cyber Monday, and finally, Tuesday: Giving Tuesday. After so many days of stuffing our faces, entertaining family, and overspending, Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from gluttony and spending to giving as a holiday tradition. Let’s not forget to […]


Lung Cancer Screening 101

Posted November 15th, 2016

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. We have learned a lot about how to prevent lung cancer-don’t smoke, and if you do smoke, quit.  However, the disease is often not diagnosed until it is advanced or has spread to other parts of the body. Screening for lung cancer can help us to identify cases earlier […]


Get to Know Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

Posted November 3rd, 2016

Kids have been setting up lemonade stands for generations.  Lemonade Stand was even one my favorite (and one of the first) computer games I played on the classroom Macintosh in 2nd grade.  The lemonade stand is as American as apple pie, baseball and helping those in need.  And that is exactly what Alex Scott was […]


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – 2016

Posted October 21st, 2016

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]


Annual Health Insurance Education Webinar Series

Posted September 30th, 2016

Open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15th and for Affordable Care Act Plans on November 1st.  To ensure that you are making the decision that is right for you, watch Christina’s updated insurance webinars where you can learn all you need to know. OncoLink is proud to present our annual health insurance education webinar series.  […]


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Posted September 13th, 2016

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. In 2016, the American Cancer Society estimates that roughly 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,240 women will die due to ovarian cancer. It is the 5th highest cause of cancer related deaths in women. It usually impacts older women, but can be diagnosed at any […]