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OncoLink Cancer Resource Newsletter
OncoLink Cancer Resource Newsletter
OncoLink Cancer Resource Newsletter
May, 2008OncoLink Cancer Resource Newsletter OncoLink Cancer Resource Newsletter Sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis
In this Issue

"Chemo-brain" in the News
Many cancer survivors report experiencing cognitive changes. Two studies recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology fly in the face of millions of survivors’ accounts OncoLink takes a look at these studies and some of the research on this topic.

Did You Know... The Facts About Skin Cancer

Call for Artwork Submissions: Oncology on CanvasSM
Eli Lilly and Company opens the 2008 Oncology on CanvasSM: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition. This marks the third biennial competition that continues to provide U.S. and Puerto Rico residents the opportunity to express visually and in narrative the emotions and experiences that define the cancer journey.

Understanding Your Melanoma Pathology Report... Suzanne McGettigan, MSN, CRNP, AOCN gives us an overview of the terms you may encounter in your pathology report.

Ask The Experts
This is your chance to "Ask the Experts" everything you've always wanted to know about types of cancer, treatments and side effects.

I Wish I Knew - Series
I Wish I Knew: Notes from a Breast Cancer Survivor; I Wish I Knew How to Help: Notes from a Breast Cancer Survivor on How to Help; I Wish I Knew Who I’ve Become: Notes from a Breast Cancer Survivor on Thriving after Treatment . Book review by Alysa Cummings, OncoLink Poet in Residence

Oncotype Dx: Predicting Cancer Recurrence
Learn about a diagnostic test helping women and their physicians make informed decisions about treatment for early stage breast cancer.

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Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness

Visit OncoLink's Melanoma Page: A comprehensive cancer OncoLink Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Monthresource for your concerns about melanoma and skin cancer prevention, risk, melanoma and skin cancer screening, diagnosis, melanoma and skin cancer treatment. Here you can find information on chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgical oncology, and targeted therapies as well as the latest cancer news on melanoma research. You can also get help from one of our Melanoma Experts.

31 Days of Pink Ribbon Poetry

31 Days, an OncoLink poetry project from Alysa Cummings, OncoLink's poet-in-residence honoring her Mother. This poetry project is timed to coincide with Mother’s Day and includes thirty-one poems by cancer survivors celebrating the breast cancer experience, thirty-one digital photos and thirty-one healing quotations. Please feel free to print them as inspiration for your favorite Mom!


OncoLink has created an individualized plan of care based on the Institute of Medicine recommendations for cancer survivors. This free and easy to use program provides cancer survivors with information regarding the health risks they face as a result of cancer therapies.

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