I’ve got cancer and you want me to exercise??!

Posted May 17th, 2013

People undergoing cancer treatment can – and should – exercise! It can provide relief from fatigue, pain, weight gain, insomnia and a whole host of issues people commonly experience.


Posted February 14th, 2013

Anniversaries often conjure up happy thoughts- a wedding anniversary, anniversary of quitting smoking, anniversary of starting a new job.  But when cancer is involved, an anniversary of a different kind becomes part of your memory.  I doubt that most people with diabetes can remember the day they were given this news.  But just about every […]

Why I Choose Oncology Nursing & How You Too Can Choose This Rewarding Career!

Posted February 11th, 2013

As I began to write this piece to tell aspiring nursing students why choosing oncology might be a great choice, I reflected on my own haphazard path into oncology. I guess I’d be lying if I said I choose oncology as a nursing specialty when I finished my BSN. Yes, I had a great experience […]

What’s It Like To Work In Oncology Care?

Posted February 6th, 2013

This blog will explore some of the professionals who provide care for people with cancer.

Paying it Forward

Posted February 5th, 2013

After a cancer diagnosis, many survivors and their loved ones are motivated to give back some of the good fortune or good experiences they had on their cancer journey.

Remembering Nancy

Posted February 1st, 2013

I can’t believe it’s February 1st already. One year ago we said goodbye to our kind, loving cousin. And life went on without her.

Finding Meaning in Your Cancer Journey

Posted January 30th, 2013

At first glance, many people who have never had cancer would think this sounded ridiculous. What meaning could there possibly be in a disease that takes so much?

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted December 11th, 2012

Flash forward, after a year of radiation, chemo, yet another surgery and many hospitalizations for seizures and other complications; it was holiday time again.

Holiday Helpers

Posted November 29th, 2012

The holidays can be very stressful- particularly when you are already dealing with a cancer diagnosis or are the caregiver for someone with cancer.

Are You Aware?

Posted November 19th, 2012

November for instance, it is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, National Family Caregiver Month and the Great American Smokeout.