I Loved Christmas…Until Cancer Came Along

Posted December 10th, 2009

I loved Christmas. What boy didn’t? Especially a greedy little urchin like me, who measured Christmases by the size of the pile of gifts I’d get, and whether or not I got all the G.I. Joe paraphernalia I asked for. It wasn’t a spiritually uplifting, get together with loved ones, Jesus our savior is born […]


The Holidays are Canceled this Season: Balancing Cancer and the Holidays

Posted November 25th, 2009

View the archive of this live Web Chat with OncoLink’s Cancer Experts from December 16, 2009 at 12:30-1:30pm EST. The Holidays are Canceled this Season: Balancing Cancer and the Holidays


Women’s Health in the News – Brown Bag Chat

Posted November 23rd, 2009

Are you confused about the recent news reports about changes in breast cancer screening and Pap smear guidelines? Join us for a live Web Chat with OncoLink’s Experts on November 24, 2009 at 12:30-1:30pm EST. Women’s Health in the News Experts Robert Prosnitz, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology […]


Brown Bag Chat: Lung Cancer: Where are We Now?

Posted November 20th, 2009

Join us for a live Web Chat with OncoLink’s Lung Cancer Experts on November 20, 2009 at 12:30-1:30pm EST. OncoLink’s lung cancer experts will address a wide variety of topics including: lung cancer early detection, smoking cessation, screening tests, treatments, supportive care issues and nutrition. Lung Cancer: Where are We Now? Our experts will address: […]


The Rainbow Connection

Posted November 18th, 2009

I love news stories about "super foods". Even if these stories can sometimes be confusing, I welcome almost any opportunity to talk about healthy foods! Super foods often get their designation in the media because they contain some newly discovered chemical, often called a phytochemical that may be helpful in preventing heart disease, diabetes or […]


My Own Worst Enemy

Posted November 8th, 2009

By: Tracey Coyle I started smoking when I was a preteen. The older girls in the neighborhood were sneaking around with a brown paper bag and my “trouble radar” knew to follow them. By the time I was 13 I was buying my own packs and by high school I was smoking in my parent’s […]


Greetings from Cancerland: Dear Doctor

Posted October 28th, 2009

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.


Understanding Breast Cancer Supportive Care Issues – Brown Bag Chat

Posted October 21st, 2009

Join us for a lunch time LIVE Web Chat with OncoLink’s Breast Cancer Supportive Care Experts on October 22, 2009 at 12:30-1:30pm EST. You can submit questions during the chat or ahead of time. A transcript of the chat will be available after the event. Submit a Question Now! Understanding Breast Cancer Supportive Care Issues […]


Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Posted September 27th, 2009

Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. I’m often asked, “Do I need to tell my employer I have cancer?” Not to sound like a lawyer, but, the answer is yes and no. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a job applicant’s health is not something that should be discussed. A prospective employer should not ask […]


Be a Cancer Myth Buster

Posted September 20th, 2009

One of the saddest days I ever experienced working in the cancer center was when a woman, newly diagnosed with breast cancer, broke down in tears and told me that she had caused her breast cancer. She further clarified that her sisters and mother had told her that you get cancer as a punishment for […]