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My First Colonoscopy, or How I Came to Appreciate Glacier Freeze – by Ellen Liebman

Posted March 10th, 2016

I’m 44 years old. I thought I had at least another 6 years to mentally prepare for my first colonoscopy. Instead I had about a month to wrap my head around what my mom had avoided until she was in her late 60’s. All I’d ever heard was how horrible it was – both the […]


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The National Lymphedema Network: Advocating for the Lymphedema Community for 28 Years!

Posted March 4th, 2016

On March 6th, we recognize Lymphedema Awareness Day. What a perfect opportunity to highlight the National Lymphedema Network. This internationally recognized non-profit has been advocating for the lymphedema community for 28 years. We first met Saskia Thiadens, the organization’s founder, many years ago at an ASCO meeting. Her passion for providing education and guidance when […]


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Being a Caregiver

Posted November 2nd, 2015

November is National Family Caregiver Month. It’s hard to follow all the pinkness of October, but I hope the millions of people caring for loved ones get a little bit of the limelight this month. Think the NFL will wear caregiver awareness ribbons this month? You see, caregiving is a thankless job. You’re usually damned […]


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Let’s Celebrate Health Education!

Posted October 19th, 2015

Since 1995, National Health Education Week (NHEW) has been celebrated during the third full week of October. Sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), this celebration focuses national attention on a major public health issue and promotes consumers’ understanding of the role of health education in promoting the public’s health. At OncoLink, we […]


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National Cancer Survivors Day 2015 Wrap Up

Posted July 15th, 2015

National Cancer Survivors Day is the first Sunday in June every year. Many cancer centers and advocacy groups around the country commemorate this day with a celebratory event. We usually celebrate with (what else?) – education! This year we added 2 new survivorship education videos to our collection – Actions & Attitudes for Cancer Survivors […]


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Take My Skin Cancer Prevention Challenge

Posted May 6th, 2015

May is Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month, and as a melanoma survivor, this awareness month is near and dear to my heart. Melanoma and other skin cancers are some of the most preventable cancers – and one of the easiest to detect early. It’s easier said than done though – to change a lifetime […]


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Tips for Living With Cancer

Posted December 16th, 2014

OncoLink collected some advice from people who have been through a cancer diagnosis. See these tips for living with cancer.


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So You Want to Start Exercising?

Posted December 9th, 2014

With the new year coming, many will start exercising, adding it to their resolutions without a plan to really make it happen. Try these tips to set yourself up for success.


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The Best of the Breast

Posted October 3rd, 2014

Here at OncoLink, we’ve had some great blogs about breast cancer related topics over the years. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we thought it would be fun to share our favorites. So enjoy “the best of the breast” on OncoLink! Most certainly, Alysa’s blogs are always spot-on. As a long-term survivor, she presents […]


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How Can I Help My Friend Going Through Cancer Treatment?

Posted September 5th, 2014

Despite all the advice, there is one thing that almost all people going through cancer treatment will experience: cancer is EXPENSIVE.