Giving Tuesday 2016

Posted November 28th, 2016

It’s a busy week for special days. Thursday: Thanksgiving, Friday: Black Friday, Saturday: Small business Saturday, Monday: Cyber Monday, and finally, Tuesday: Giving Tuesday. After so many days of stuffing our faces, entertaining family, and overspending, Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from gluttony and spending to giving as a holiday tradition. Let’s not forget to […]


Lung Cancer Screening 101

Posted November 15th, 2016

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. We have learned a lot about how to prevent lung cancer-don’t smoke, and if you do smoke, quit.  However, the disease is often not diagnosed until it is advanced or has spread to other parts of the body. Screening for lung cancer can help us to identify cases earlier […]


Get to Know Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

Posted November 3rd, 2016

Kids have been setting up lemonade stands for generations.  Lemonade Stand was even one my favorite (and one of the first) computer games I played on the classroom Macintosh in 2nd grade.  The lemonade stand is as American as apple pie, baseball and helping those in need.  And that is exactly what Alex Scott was […]


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – 2016

Posted October 21st, 2016

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 Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications?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


Annual Health Insurance Education Webinar Series

Posted September 30th, 2016

Open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15th and for Affordable Care Act Plans on November 1st.  To ensure that you are making the decision that is right for you, watch Christina’s updated insurance webinars where you can learn all you need to know. OncoLink is proud to present our annual health insurance education webinar series.  […]


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Posted September 13th, 2016

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. In 2016, the American Cancer Society estimates that roughly 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,240 women will die due to ovarian cancer. It is the 5th highest cause of cancer related deaths in women. It usually impacts older women, but can be diagnosed at any […]


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted September 1st, 2016

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know in the United States alone, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer EVERY YEAR. Of those, one quarter will not survive their disease. (For more Childhood Cancer facts see www.alexslemonade.org/childhood-cancer-facts) Yes, childhood cancer is fairly rare. But for 15,000 families in […]


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Take Me Out To The…Cancer Game

Posted July 14th, 2016

Last night, like many others, I settled in to watch the mid-summer classic, the MLB All Star game. It’s not so much a game, as it is a spectacle. Last night, it also became a cancer spectacle—of standing up and never giving up the fight. This morning, as I thought about it more, I got […]


Healing Paws: Brenda and Finn

Posted June 24th, 2016

There is no doubt that Brenda was skeptical when she first heard that therapy dogs would be coming to the radiation oncology department. “I didn’t get it…until I saw it.” Fast forward one year, and Brenda has become a big supporter of pet therapy. Brenda works as a patient access coordinator in the department. She […]


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National Cancer Survivors Day Wrap Up

Posted June 23rd, 2016

National Cancer Survivors Day is officially the first Sunday in June each year. Many cancer centers and cancer care organizations plan activities, events and recognitions throughout the month of June. Team OncoLink was honored to coordinate activities at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors. It was great to reach […]