CancerLand Bookshelf: The Summer of Her Baldness

Posted December 30th, 2010

Twelve years later and not much has changed. Not much. Not really. Starting with the entrance. He knocks twice, opens the door and hurriedly strides into the examining room. His energy speaks volumes (Places to go; patients to see. So many patients; so little time. ). I am sitting there, a veteran oncology patient, waiting […]

Brown Bag Chat: Integrating Complementary Therapy Into Your Cancer Care

Posted December 29th, 2010

Live OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Wednesday January 26, 2011 12:30-1:30 PM EST Ask the OncoLink experts your questions about complementary therapies that are available to you during your cancer treatment. A transcript will be available after the event in case you miss it. Integrating Complementary Therapy Into Your Cancer Care Experts  Kimberly Fleisher, RMT, M.S.Ed, […]

“All I Want for Christmas” or “Am I Bad Person?”

Posted December 15th, 2010

I was a greedy little urchin when it came to Christmas. When I was a kid, the main purpose of Christmas was to expand my growing G. I. Joe empire. I didn’t have just one G.I. Joe, but a whole platoon of them, including a kung fu grip G.I. Joe. The training tower, the Jeep, […]

Physical Activity & Lymphedema (PAL) Trial Results with Dr. Kathryn Schmitz,PhD, MPH – Brown Bag Chat

Posted December 8th, 2010

Date: Thursday December 9th, 2010 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM ET Dr. Schmitz hosted a live web chat for patients, fitness trainers and clinicians on at 3:30 ET on Thursday, Dec. 9. (See below for the latest results from the PAL trial). A transcript is available now in case you miss it. Physical Activity & Lymphedema […]

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.

Would You Want to be in the Box?

Posted November 29th, 2010

Is there anything worse than death? Well, maybe. Is a “bad” death is worse than a “good” death? This week I watched an episode of the PBS Frontline series, Facing Death, which is about how patients, families and the medical system deal with “end of life” treatment. If you missed it, you can watch it […]

A CancerLand Holiday Wishlist…or Please Help Me Get Through the Season

Posted November 22nd, 2010

Holidays can be happy, happy, merry, merry or holidays can get on your last nerve. You know what I mean? Honestly, it’s true. And trust me, cancer may have very little to do with it. The season that starts with Thanksgiving and climaxes with New Year’s Day can drain anyone dry, even if you’re in […]

CancerLand Bookshelf: Her Doctor Prescribes Dancing at Daybreak

Posted November 16th, 2010

I hate patient intake forms, don’t you? Here’s what bothers me: Typically, these forms are delivered to us attached to a clipboard, by a harried front desk person who is busy juggling incoming phone calls and insurance co-pays. These forms have way too many spaces to be filled in. Empty places for the basics: name, […]

Surviving and Thriving During the Holiday Season: Tips for Patients & Caregivers – Brown Bag Chat

Posted November 15th, 2010

Date: Friday December 10th, 2010 Time: 12:30-1:30 PM EST Ask the OncoLink experts your questions about getting through the holiday season while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. You can submit questions ahead of time or during the live event. A transcript will be available after the event in case you miss it. Surviving and Thriving […]

If You Bungle Raising Your Children…

Posted November 12th, 2010

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” -Jacqueline Kennedy Ah, how I loved Jackie….and especially this quote. It is something I live my life by both before and after cancer. Just think about it for a minute. It really says so many things on so […]