Information Distancing

Posted March 27th, 2020

I don’t know about you, but my mental health is feeling particularly fragile right now. I’m nervous, anxious, worried, sad, mad, and at the same time realistic, hopeful and future-oriented. This is a hard space to navigate. Add in the all-out assault of information (and disinformation) on the news and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) […]

Coping with COVID19: Tips from the OncoLink Team

Posted March 20th, 2020

We are all learning how to live differently. Many of us are learning to socially distance ourselves from each other, homeschool our children and work remotely. Others continue to work on the front lines, caring for patients, restocking grocery shelves and delivering the mail. And there are also many who are facing losing their income, […]

Cancer Treatment in the Age of COVID-19

Posted March 18th, 2020

Many patients are wondering if they should continue their cancer treatment in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The answer for most is “yes.” But there are some things to think about and plan for before going to your center. Should I still go to treatment? Currently, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) states […]

COVID-19 101

Posted March 17th, 2020

As we start our blog series, I think it’s important to start off with what we do know. This information was gathered from trusted, evidence-based resources listed at the end of this article. Be careful about where you are getting your information. Always check your sources (we will cover this more later this week). What […]

Coping with COVID

Posted March 16th, 2020

An introduction to the blog series we wish we didn’t have to write. These next several weeks will be challenging for everyone. We are learning to live differently. To think about “we” instead of “me.” To work remotely while supervising our kids’ learning. To care for family members who are at “high” risk. To be […]

Read the Fine Print: What You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage

Posted December 3rd, 2019

Medicare open enrollment for 2020 ends in a few short days—December 7th. No doubt, like me, you have seen the countless commercials and even 30-minute-long infomercials from various Medicare Advantage plans touting the great benefits of these plans—like dental and vision coverage, gym memberships, transportation to medical appointments—and many others. For some, Medicare Advantage plans […]

OncoLink’s Annual Health Insurance Webinar Series: Updates for 2020

Posted November 4th, 2019

During the month of November, we will be featuring blogs from patients, caregivers and healthcare providers that focus on the topic of financial toxicity. Knowing more about your insurance and your coverage can help manage financial toxicity. Open enrollment season for Medicare and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) plans is now upon us! To help you […]

Financial Toxicity Blog Series

Posted November 1st, 2019

During the month of November, we will be featuring blogs from patients, caregivers and healthcare providers that focus on the topic of financial toxicity. What is Financial Toxicity? It is a great time for cancer treatment development. There are more medications available to treat cancer than ever before—and most of these are available to be […]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back​ Day

Posted October 25th, 2019

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]

Grief and Loss in the Classroom: Holding SPACE for Students Coping with Cancer in their Lives.

Posted September 27th, 2019

When I was 12 years old, my dog Shadow died. I’d known him my whole life. I was devastated. This was the first loss I experienced. I went to school the next day-tearful, moody, sad, angry-in shock and disbelief.  I was a mess. I remember opening the lid of my desk and hiding my tears. […]