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 Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications?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

Coming November 1st! 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 – coming November 1st! – where you can learn all you need to know. Can’t wait?? Check out […]

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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 […]

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted September 1st, 2016

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know in the United States alone, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer EVERY YEAR. Of those, one quarter will not survive their disease. (For more Childhood Cancer facts see www.alexslemonade.org/childhood-cancer-facts) Yes, childhood cancer is fairly rare. But for 15,000 families in […]

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Take Me Out To The…Cancer Game

Posted July 14th, 2016

Last night, like many others, I settled in to watch the mid-summer classic, the MLB All Star game. It’s not so much a game, as it is a spectacle. Last night, it also became a cancer spectacle—of standing up and never giving up the fight. This morning, as I thought about it more, I got […]


Healing Paws: Brenda and Finn

Posted June 24th, 2016

There is no doubt that Brenda was skeptical when she first heard that therapy dogs would be coming to the radiation oncology department. “I didn’t get it…until I saw it.” Fast forward one year, and Brenda has become a big supporter of pet therapy. Brenda works as a patient access coordinator in the department. She […]

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National Cancer Survivors Day Wrap Up

Posted June 23rd, 2016

National Cancer Survivors Day is officially the first Sunday in June each year. Many cancer centers and cancer care organizations plan activities, events and recognitions throughout the month of June. Team OncoLink was honored to coordinate activities at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors. It was great to reach […]

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Eight Tips for Addressing Medical Billing Issues

Posted May 25th, 2016

Recently, I had the pleasure (sarcasm intended) of dealing with a collections agency regarding a $20.00 medical debt from 2015. I found this FASCINATING, as I had never received any bills related to this visit, nor had I actually had an office visit on the day on the bill! It got me thinking that now […]


Healing Paws: Special Edition-Take Your Kids to Work Day

Posted May 20th, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, our department celebrated “Take Your Kids to Work Day.” Leadership planned a number of activities for the kids to learn all about the Department of Radiation Oncology and how we all work together, in very different roles, to take care of patients. This year, Finn the therapy dog was included! Finn met with […]

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National Healthcare Decisions Day “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.”

Posted April 14th, 2016

Did you know that April 16, 2016 is the 9th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day?  The mission of National Health Care Decision Day (NHDD) is “to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” Why do we need a day to highlight the importance of making healthcare decisions […]