Greetings from CancerLand: Splendidly Imperfect 50/50

Posted January 30th, 2012

Last time I checked, cancer is not a comedy. No way. No how. Not even close. Maybe that’s why I was so disturbed by the movie trailer for 50/50 when it first appeared on TV last year. For some unknown reason, they seemed to be marketing this cancer movie as a comedy. Seriously. Even though […]


Greetings from CancerLand: Plastic Surgeon Photo Shoot

Posted August 1st, 2011

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.


Greetings from CancerLand: Sometimes I Almost Forget

Posted March 11th, 2011

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.


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.


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 […]


In the Name of Pinkness

Posted October 12th, 2010

I’m at the neighborhood Acme, standing in the produce aisle, reaching for some shiny red MacIntosh apples, when I hear a female voice behind me: Remind all the women in your life to get a mammogram… Startled, I drop the fruit into my shopping cart, look around the store, and try to figure out where […]


Life After Breast Cancer – Brown Bag Cha

Posted October 4th, 2010

Ask the OncoLink experts your questions about life after breast cancer. Experts will address issues related to: Nutrition, Exercise, Fatigue, Sexuality, dating and relationships, Fear of recurrence, Living with advanced disease and Lymphedema. You can submit questions ahead of time or during the live event. A transcript will be available after the event in case […]


Greetings from CancerLand: Something Good

Posted September 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.


Greetings from CancerLand: Donations Gratefully Accepted

Posted July 6th, 2010

Donations.  I’m a volunteer in charge of donations for a local office of a cancer organization. So for a few hours every week, I sort through bags stuffed full of donations.  Cancer-related types of donations to be exact: wigs, hats, scarves, bras and breast prostheses.  Special items that cancer survivors often need and don’t have […]


Brown Bag Chat: Cancer Survivorship

Posted June 2nd, 2010

Thursday, June 10th, 12:30-1:30PM ET Ask the OncoLink experts your questions about cancer survivorship. 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. Cancer Survivorship Experts include: Christine Hill-Kayser, MD is Co-Chief Resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology […]