Sun Safety

Posted May 20th, 2022

Many of us love the sunshine – but it isn’t always good for us! UV radiation from the sun causes skin damage and aging, cataracts, and skin cancer. Every year there are more new cases of skin cancer than new cases of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined! Did you know one in five […]


Foodie Friday: Winter Warm-Up White Bean Soup

Posted February 11th, 2022

Does the cold weather get you thinking about soup? There is nothing better on a cold, snowy day than a warm bowl of soup. This recipe is easy and pretty quick to make, fills you up, and is healthy too. It is a great base- if you don’t like the spices I use, use one […]


Grief Anniversaries

Posted January 28th, 2022

This week is always just a little harder. Grief is funny like that – not haha funny but interesting funny. As time moves on, the feelings of grief are far fewer and replaced with memories that bring smiles and phone calls to my sister to reminisce. But every year as January 27th arrives and the […]


Foodie Fridays: It’s Cucumber Season!

Posted July 23rd, 2021

You never know what will happen when you plant those tiny seeds in early spring. This year did not disappoint when it comes to cucumbers! Mine are going bananas- I am picking 2-3 every day. So, what am I doing with them? Making salads, pickles and just snacking on them with some hummus. These 2 […]


5 Tips to Move Beyond the Bedside

Posted May 17th, 2021

Have you ever wondered how a nurse can expand on their bedside role to include other areas of interest or moving into different roles? While everyone has their own story, there are a few things that bridge many stories and that you can do to support your career journey. Maybe your goal is getting involved […]


Countdown to 100,000 OncoLife Survivorship Care Plans: What is a Survivorship Care Plan?

Posted February 25th, 2021

In April of 2007, OncoLink launched the OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan, a tool to create care plans for people who have survived cancer. As that tool reaches the milestone of 100,000 care plans created, OncoLink’s Managing Editor, Carolyn Vachani, explains what a survivorship care plan really is – and is not. In 2006, The Institute […]


Countdown to 100,000 OncoLife Survivorship Care Plans: How it all started

Posted February 19th, 2021

In April of 2007, OncoLink launched the OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan, a tool to create care plans for people who have survived cancer. As that tool reaches the milestone of 100,000 care plans created, OncoLink’s Managing Editor, Carolyn Vachani, looks back on the program’s origins. In 1996, The Institute of Medicine published a report called […]


Is there a future without Pap testing?

Posted October 21st, 2020

Maybe you saw the hashtag #DonutTakeAwayPap on social media recently? ObGyn physicians and advocates are voicing their disagreement with the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) latest cervical cancer screening guidelines. You see, this summer while we were worrying about COVID and living during a pandemic, the ACS changed their guidelines for cervical cancer screening. The new […]


Colorectal Cancer Screening: The Silver Lining

Posted September 1st, 2020

When I heard the news this weekend about the passing of Chadwick Boseman, like many I was shocked and sad that another young life was taken by this disease. Chadwick chose to keep his diagnosis and treatment private. Whether or not to share a cancer diagnosis with friends and acquaintances is a deeply personal one […]


Normalcy….When Nothing is Normal

Posted March 26th, 2020

I wake up every morning thinking nothing much until I realize it’s 7:30am and no kid is up and ready for school – oh wait, that’s right, there’s a pandemic happening. I’ve been struggling to keep things normal when nothing is normal. Some might say don’t bother, it isn’t possible. But for me, this is […]