Marlys

What’s on your brave-making list?

Posted November 8th, 2016

At the encouragement of a friend, I presented at this week’s IGNITE Bend event held at the historic Tower Theater. IGNITE events are produced in places like Helsinki, Paris and New York City. Presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The tagline is: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” And so I applied to […]


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15 Ways to Rock Cancer Caregiving

Posted November 2nd, 2016

“Honey, I can do that for you.” Hubby couldn’t reach his feet due to swelling, and I offered to clip his toenails. I’m sorry to report that I may have clipped the top of his big toe. (But only because he jerked in anticipation of me clipping the top of his toe.) In view of my […]


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I’d Want You On My Team

Posted October 28th, 2016

Snaking through the security line at Los Angeles International, I noticed an abandoned backpack. I watched it for a few moments as the line continued to move. “Is this anyone’s backpack?” No response, so I slipped under the barricade to report it. About the time I got back in line, a woman claimed it. She had left it on […]


My Diagnosis

Posted April 19th, 2013

Guest blog by Jeongwoo Seo. Jeongwoo was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoid Leukemia (ALL) during his freshman year of high school.


A Review of Greetings from CancerLand: Writing the Journey to Recovery

Posted May 23rd, 2012

We are so PROUD!! OncoLink’s Poet-in-Residence, Alysa Cummings has written a book, Greetings from CancerLand: Writing the Journey to Recovery. It is compilation of Alysa’s amazing essays and poems.


Greetings from CancerLand: Splendidly Imperfect 50/50

Posted January 30th, 2012

Last time I checked, cancer is not a comedy. No way. No how. Not even close. Maybe that’s why I was so disturbed by the movie trailer for 50/50 when it first appeared on TV last year. For some unknown reason, they seemed to be marketing this cancer movie as a comedy. Seriously. Even though […]


Greetings from CancerLand: Plastic Surgeon Photo Shoot

Posted August 1st, 2011

Alysa Cummings is a certified poetry therapist who focuses her energies full-time in support of cancer survivors using writing as a tool for healing.


Greetings from CancerLand: Sometimes I Almost Forget

Posted March 11th, 2011

Alysa Cummings is a certified poetry therapist who focuses her energies full-time in support of cancer survivors using writing as a tool for healing.


Greetings from CancerLand: Old, She Said

Posted March 1st, 2011

Saturday around noon there was a traffic jam at the Acme; a noticeable back up of shoppers heading southbound down aisle 5, right by the pretzel and candy displays (bags of Hershey miniatures on sale; two for six dollars with Supercard). All because of a slow moving senior citizen using her wagon as a walker, […]


Greetings from CancerLand: The Last Noel

Posted December 7th, 2010

Alysa Cummings is a certified poetry therapist who focuses her energies full-time in support of cancer survivors using writing as a tool for healing.