I Have Cancer. What’s New With You?

Posted March 23rd, 2012

Should I tell this anonymous person that I have cancer? Will she write “Bob Riter has cancer” in some computerized database? Can people with cancer give blood? 


Welcome to Machine

Posted March 21st, 2012

The inside of the circular opening of a CT machine. It obviously wasn’t new, a little grimy and stained. There was a familiar red light coming from the laser. I knew I shouldn’t look at it, so I closed my eyes. I had been asked if I’d had a CT scan before. I said I’d lost count.


The CancerLand Bookshelf: A Letter to John Green

Posted March 19th, 2012

I’m a reader who loves fiction, but when it comes to OncoLink and the blogging I do, fiction is not typically what I review. I guess I should also mention that I’m a 14 year breast cancer survivor and cancer books are my specialty. But for The Fault in Our Stars, I felt compelled to make an exception.


This Thing Called the Internet and the World Wide Web

Posted March 12th, 2012

Facebook launched in 2004. Google launched in 1996. Amazon launched in 1995. But in 1994, OncoLink was one of the 2,738 websites in the world. In 2012, there are an estimated 612,843,429 websites2. In 1994, you could access OncoLink with your blazing fast 28.8k Modem (3200 baud) (V.34). I’m proud to have been a member […]