Personal Stories of Hospice and Palliative Care

Posted November 25th, 2019

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. I think there can be a lot of questions surrounding the services provided through hospice and palliative care. OncoLink has articles to provide you information and you can always ask your provider for a referral for these services. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you […]


Financial Frustration

Posted November 19th, 2019

When my aunt was diagnosed with cancer, it was clear that she would never be rid of her cancer, that she would die from it, it was just a matter of figuring out which treatment regimen would hold the cancer at bay for the longest amount of time. Ange tackled many issues during the last […]


Back To School Health Tips

Posted September 6th, 2019

Back to school time can be busy and stressful. Buying supplies and uniforms, settling into a new routine or schedule and back to school meetings can put a lot on your plate. Being affected by cancer can make this time of year even more stressful. It is very important to try to stay healthy during […]


Safety and Low Blood Counts

Posted July 22nd, 2019

Your blood is made up of many components including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These cells help your body function normally. Cancer and its treatments can affect the components of your blood and can cause potentially unsafe changes to the different cells in your blood. In this blog we will talk about […]


Safety and Hospice Care

Posted July 11th, 2019

Hospice is a unique service for patients who have chosen to no longer receive treatment to actively treat their disease. This does not mean they are no longer receiving any medical services. Hospice health care providers will help manage side effects affecting you through the use of medications and other modalities. Hospice providers will help […]


Safety Series

Posted July 1st, 2019

We all know it is important to act safely to protect ourselves and those around us. There are guidelines and policies in our lives that we follow to ensure this safety. What we may take for granted are the everyday events that, with a little more attention and care, can decrease the potential for harm. […]


Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN

The Survival List

Posted June 13th, 2019

Each patient’s survival story is different. A diagnosis of cancer can quickly consume your life. Between appointments with your providers, imaging tests, treatments, calling your insurance company, trying to figure out employment and financial issues, cancer can easily take up most of your days, weeks and months. I walked this journey with my aunt all […]


Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN

Lessons Learned from the Bedside

Posted May 23rd, 2019

When I was getting ready to graduate from nursing school I had applied for a few different positions, all on medical/surgical floors. A professor I admired told me if you start your career working on this type of unit, you are setting yourself up to go anywhere in nursing. I got a call to interview […]


Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN

Some Experiences You Will Never Forget

Posted May 10th, 2019

One of my last days working on the floor, about 5 minutes before change of shift, an emergency bell sounded. Staff moved quickly towards the room knowing that the staff was respectful of what the bell was signaling: someone really needed help. Upon entering the room and quickly assessing what was going on, everyone went […]


Dear Caregivers, We See You and We Thank You.

Posted November 16th, 2018

Caregivers are everywhere. They are taking care of the sick, the elderly, their family members, loved ones, neighbors…the list could go on and on. They work a sometimes thankless job and are not always recognized for all that they do. Despite this, they keep doing what they have to do to provide the best care […]