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 […]


Let OncoLink Help You Through the Holidays

Posted December 2nd, 2019

Over the years, our team has done webinars and written blogs and articles covering all kinds of things that come up during the holiday season when you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. We thought it would be useful to provide a guide of sorts to all these resources. We hope these resources can help […]


Survivorship Care Plans – What does the future hold?

Posted June 24th, 2019

If you are following the proposed Commission on Cancer (CoC) changes to the survivorship standard, you know they have drafted changes that would make providing survivorship care plans (SCP) unnecessary for accreditation, though they still recommend their use. While implementing SCP use in clinics has proven challenging for some centers, others have had great successes. We […]


Fear: The Unwanted Passenger

Posted June 18th, 2019

Author’s note: I wrote this piece a few years back but, of course, it still speaks to me. Probably always will. You might feel the same.  I visited my dermatologist the other day. “Fifteen years!” she said. So long ago, yet sometimes so close.  The thing is, once you have had a diagnosis of cancer […]


Understanding Cancer Risk Part 6: Cancer Screening Tests

Posted February 8th, 2019

The New Year is a great time to make healthy changes – start the year off with a new attitude, pledge to get more activity, eat better or do something to better yourself. Since we spend all day talking about cancer, we decided to kick off the new year with the goal of helping you […]


Celebrate World Cancer Day with a Commitment!

Posted February 4th, 2019

Every year, on February 4th, the world cancer community comes together to recognize World Cancer Day. This campaign, coordinated by the Union for International Cancer Control, has worked since 2000 to rally the world’s voices to raise cancer awareness and advocate for our governments to do more. The facts about the worldwide toll of cancer […]


Understanding Cancer Risk Part 5: Sun Safety

Posted February 1st, 2019

The New Year is a great time to make healthy changes – start the year off with a new attitude, pledge to get more activity, eat better or do something to better yourself. Since we spend all day talking about cancer, we decided to kick off the new year with the goal of helping you […]


Understanding Cancer Risk Part 4: HPV Infection

Posted January 25th, 2019

The New Year is a great time to make healthy changes – start the year off with a new attitude, pledge to get more activity, eat better or do something to better yourself. Since we spend all day talking about cancer, we decided to kick off the new year with the goal of helping you […]