April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month- What is OT and how can it help you?

Posted April 8th, 2021

by Dawn Heiderscheidt, MOT, OTR/L, ECHM April is Occupational Therapy  Month! In order to celebrate this profession, it’s important to understand WHAT an Occupational Therapist (OT) is and how they connect to oncology. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines OT as “the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things […]


Loving Yourself

Posted April 7th, 2021

Why is Ho’oponopono powerful? Throughout human history, we have been divided by distance, language, cultural and religious beliefs, class, and economic hierarchy. Whenever someone comes up with a perspective there seems to always be someone else there with an opposing opinion. To me, the power of Ho’oponopono comes, in large part, from the fact that […]


Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week: Recognizing Adolescent and Young Adults Cancer Survivors

Posted April 5th, 2021

by Betty Roggenkamp, BFA, MSHC Imagine being between the ages of 15 – 39 and hearing the three words “you have cancer.” It happens to approximately 90,000 people in the United States every year. Right when life can be quite busy learning to adult or taking on the world of grownup responsibilities, you get slammed […]


Grace and Love for Full Hands

Posted March 31st, 2021

One of the ways we support and encourage our staff at the cancer center is to periodically offer a “blessing of the hands”. We have also offered a “blessing of the hands” to our caregivers. This is a time where we give thanks for the work and care of the hands that provide and tend to […]


Embrace Your Inner Flexibility

Posted March 29th, 2021

By Barbara Falkowitz my husband, Phil, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM) 25 years ago, I was 43 and we had a 14 yr old and 9 yr old twins. I was juggling working in an accounting office, homework, after-school activities of three kids, along with household chores. Suddenly, I had to add researching treatment […]


Determining Fluid Requirements

Posted March 26th, 2021

March is National Nutrition Month! To honor National Nutrition Month, our resourceful dietician friends have created a number of blogs that will post during the month of March. These blogs will cover popular nutrition topics and myths. Check back often to see what new topics are being blogged about! Making sure that you get enough […]


Dealing With Fears

Posted March 24th, 2021

We all get afraid. Fear is just part of the human experience. And fear can feel awful! During these days of COVID-19, fear has gripped so many in our world. So, let’s take a break here today and mindfully slow down this emotion of fear, look at it, and breathe. To begin with, we hate […]


Thank you!

Posted March 22nd, 2021

by Michael Riotto This year, I will happily turn 61 and celebrate, yes, celebrate the 10th year of my diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma(MM). Has it been easy?  Not a chance!  Has it been tough?  You bet!  Has it closed a whole lotta doors?  Absolutely!  HOWEVER, having this diagnosis has brought me to an entirely new place […]


Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Posted March 19th, 2021

March is National Nutrition Month! To honor National Nutrition Month, our resourceful dietician friends have created a number of blogs that will post during the month of March. These blogs will cover popular nutrition topics and myths. Check back often to see what new topics are being blogged about! “My friend told me to stop […]


Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World

Posted March 17th, 2021

Change. So much has changed in many of our lives. Moving. Illness. Changed bodies. Children leaving home. Children being born. Schedules upended. New treatments. A significant relationship that is shifting. Change is sometimes threatening to us. It takes away the ‘known’. We like the known of routines. Routine can be our security and ‘change’ may upset our routine, our known and familiar […]