The Power of Friendship

Posted January 17th, 2018

Over the past several months, I’ve been supporting a dear friend through his cancer diagnosis, appointments, treatment decisions and planning, and adjustment to life with cancer. This is not new territory for me; I’ve been an oncology social worker for many years, and I’ve walked this path with many patients and their families along the […]


MLK Day: A Day Of Service-Perhaps Setting The Table For Years For Service

Posted January 15th, 2018

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day. Unlike others, I’m working today. Some see this as an extra federal holiday and day off. But in recent years, there has been a push to make meaning out of this day in the eyes of Reverend King by making it a national day of service. When I […]


Coming to a Mailbox Near You–New Medicare Cards!

Posted January 3rd, 2018

Attention all Medicare recipients! As part of the Medicare Access and CHIP reauthorization act (MACRA) of 2015, all social security numbers will be removed from Medicare cards. Beginning in April of 2018, people with Medicare will receive a new Medicare card my mail. MACRA requires that all Medicare cards be replaced by April 2019. Here is […]


Holiday Traditions After A Loss

Posted December 20th, 2017

This year was pretty tough for me. I lost my beloved dog Finn. Finn was my partner in life and in work, as he was a therapy dog who provided love, support and relief to many cancer patients and their families over the years. As the holidays grew closer, I started to think more about […]


Open Enrollment-Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers-Part 4

Posted December 5th, 2017

Open enrollment season is upon us! This is the fourth and final entry in our series of blogs summarizing the material from our #getcovered tweet chat and highlighting important facts about open enrollment. Remember that you can always get more in depth information about insurance via the OncoLink Health Insurance webinar series, available now, www.oncolink.org/insurance. All […]


Open Enrollment-Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers-Part 3

Posted November 28th, 2017

Open enrollment season is upon us! This is the third in our series of blogs summarizing the material from our #getcovered tweet chat and highlighting important facts about open enrollment. Be sure to check the blogs every Tuesday thru December 5th for great tips and tricks to help you navigate the complicated insurance maze. Remember […]


Giving Tuesday Highlighting the Meaning of the Season

Posted November 27th, 2017

No doubt you have already seen appeals for #givingtuesday 2017. Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from gluttony and spending to giving as a holiday tradition. Let’s not forget to mention the year-end tax advantages of charitable contributions. Giving Tuesday, “connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to […]


Open Enrollment: Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers-Part 2

Posted November 21st, 2017

Open enrollment season is upon us! This is the second in our series of blogs summarizing the material from our #getcovered tweet chat and highlighting important facts about open enrollment. Be sure to check the blogs every Tuesday thru December 5th for great tips and tricks to help you navigate the complicated insurance maze. Remember […]


Open Enrollment—Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

Posted November 14th, 2017

Open enrollment season is upon us! For each of the next four Tuesdays (November 14, 21, 28 and December 5th), I’ll be summarizing the material from our #getcovered tweet chat and highlighting important facts about open enrollment. Be sure to check the blogs weekly for great tips and tricks to help you navigate the complicated […]


“If you don’t suspect it, you can’t detect it!”

Posted November 10th, 2017

November 10th is NET Cancer Day! What is a NET cancer?  NET stands for neuroendocrine tumors. These are rare tumors  found in the gastrointestinal tract, lung, parathyroid, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal and pituitary gland. Recent data suggests that the incidence of NET tumors has increased over the last thirty years, probably due to better diagnostic tests […]