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 […]


National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Posted November 13th, 2017

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The theme this year is “It’s about how you live.” A primary goal of palliative and hospice care is to help a patient be comfortable and more able to enjoy life. I think there tends to be a negative impression of hospice and palliative care so I’m […]


Stupid Cancer

Posted February 6th, 2017

On a snowy day last week, mom-in-law Ivalene checked into the emergency room – quite yellow. In the process of correcting her outrageous skin color, pancreatic cancer was discovered. From her hospital bed, mom-in-law has been reminiscing. One of the stories she loves to tell is how she met her husband, Jack, when he was home on leave from the Marines and how […]


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National Healthcare Decisions Day “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.”

Posted April 14th, 2016

Did you know that April 16, 2016 is the 9th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day?  The mission of National Health Care Decision Day (NHDD) is “to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” Why do we need a day to highlight the importance of making healthcare decisions […]


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I wish u knew… providing care at the end of life is a privilege

Posted October 22nd, 2012

As an oncologist, Dr. Giantonio provides care for many patients at the end of life, which he describes as a privilege and rewarding.