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 Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications?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. […]

Cancer in the Classroom: Talking with Your Child’s School

Posted September 24th, 2019

It is essential for parents to communicate with their child’s school if they are coping with a cancer diagnosis in the family. Kids spend a lot of time in the classroom with their teachers and classmates. It is an important experience for them. If they are struggling with emotions, thoughts and feelings about cancer, it […]

Coping with Cancer in the Classroom: 504 Accommodations and Individualized Education Plans (IEP)

Posted September 17th, 2019

Children who are in school while having cancer treatment or who are returning to school after cancer treatment may have special needs in the classroom that impact their ability to learn. Their treatment may impact things like: The ability to see or hear. The ability to walk. Coordination. The ability to learn, pay attention or […]

Managing Student Loans and Cancer

Posted September 12th, 2019

Student loans are the bane of many individuals’ existence. We need an education to land a good job, to make a decent salary and support ourselves. But, in obtaining that education, we rack up so much debt we will spend the first 20 years after school paying off large payments. This affects our ability to […]

Scholarships for Students Impacted by Cancer

Posted September 10th, 2019

A cancer diagnosis and treatment can overwhelm a family with medical bills and increased insurance costs for years to come. At the same time, families may have a loss of income while a parent leaves work for treatment or to care for a child with cancer. For childhood cancer survivors or children of a parent […]

Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

Posted September 9th, 2019

In this webinar, Dr. Gary Freedman, provides an overview of the use of proton therapy for the treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Freedman is a radiation oncologist at Penn Medicine and a Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.