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Healing Paws: Kim and Finn

Posted March 18th, 2016

Kim is a dedicated staff member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia radiation oncology team. Kim is the first face the families coming for treatment see. They trust her implicitly. That is why Kim’s endorsement of Finn, the therapy dog, is so important. Kim is a self-proclaimed dog person, but can’t have a dog of […]


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February 29th is Rare Disease Day

Posted February 26th, 2016

I’ve been an oncology social worker for many years. I’ve seen countless cases of the most common cancers including breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer. Because these cancers are more common, there are more supportive services, research dollars and awareness walks for these diseases. But, I’ve also seen a lot of rare […]


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Webucation: Actions and Attitudes for Cancer Survivors

Posted May 28th, 2015

A look at actions and attitudes that can help make the cancer survivorship journey a little more manageable for cancer survivors.


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Staying Grounded during the Holidays: Taking Yoga Off of the Mat

Posted November 19th, 2014

When you find yourself caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, give yourself the gift of “instant yoga” by practicing these quick and simple techniques.


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Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays [Webinar]

Posted October 30th, 2014

Join us for this live webinar on coping with grief and loss during the holidays.


Not So Graceful

Posted September 24th, 2013

Everyone has their own personality and cancer finds you as you are and not so graceful. Cancer treatment brings with it maybe more stress than you’ve ever felt before in your life.


CancerLand Bookshelf: The Cancer Poetry Project 2

Posted June 13th, 2013

OncoLink book review by Alysa Cummings: The Cancer Poetry Project 2: More Poems by Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them.


Take One Day at a Time

Posted February 14th, 2010

Cancer robs us of our most valuable illusion, the future. There’s so much we put up with, salving our wounds with the thought that things will get better in the future. That jerk of a neighbor will move. You’ll get a promotion, or a better job elsewhere, if you just keep plugging away. Your kid […]


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 […]