Understanding Serving Sizes

Posted January 15th, 2021

Use these tips and nutritional information when thinking about serving sizes. Paige Dietz is a student dietetics volunteer at the Penn Abramson Cancer Center. She is currently working towards her second degree in nutrition at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. In 2013, Paige obtained her BBA in marketing at LIM College in New York, […]


Good-bye, Old Friend

Posted January 8th, 2021

It’s been a year of lots of losses. Lots of sadness and grief and pain. And also strength, grit, resilience and hope. All of this is what I’m feeling today, as I prepare myself mentally to watch Alex Trebeck’s last episode of Jeopardy tonight. I’m grieving another loss—of someone I never met, never personally knew—but […]


Remembering With Gratitude

Posted January 7th, 2021

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer For those who spend time in a cancer treatment center, we encounter each other in a variety of […]


Coping with COVID: New Stimulus Funds and Unemployment Benefit Update

Posted January 5th, 2021

By now, some of you may have received $600 stimulus payments as a result of the economic relief package recently passed by our government. Let’s take a closer look at the impact of this bill on individuals and families. Stimulus Payments If you have an adjusted gross income on your 2019 tax returns of less […]


Happy New Year From Our Team

Posted January 4th, 2021

Hello and happy December 32nd! Oh wait, we are being told it’s officially a new year/dawn/lease on life….to which we say, hooray, and let us hope for the best! There’s nothing we can say about 2020 that hasn’t already been memorialized in a witty meme, but here’s an attempt at some reflections on the year […]


Get the Most out of Seasonal Fruits!

Posted December 28th, 2020

It is a good idea to try to eat fruits that are in season. Infused water is a great way to stay hydrated on cooler snowy days while incorporating fruits from the season. Cranberries and citrus are in season so why not use them? In a pitcher or glass combine cranberries, orange slices, ice cubes […]


Connecting and Celebrating

Posted December 23rd, 2020

It is December.  How did that happen?  In a year when days have run into each other, somehow the calendar has rolled us into one of our more connecting months of the year. The month of December encompasses major Christian and Jewish celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah.  It also includes spiritually significant days for Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, […]


Getting through the Holidays-With a Little Help From Oncolink

Posted December 22nd, 2020

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 […]


Holidays, Traditions and Grief

Posted December 21st, 2020

This year was pretty tough for most of us. If there is one thing I can take away right now is that we are all, collectively, grieving. Some of us have lost family and friends—to cancer, to COVID, to accidents.  Some of us have lost our jobs and financial well-being. Some of us have lost […]


Dress up that Salad!

Include salad as part of your holiday meal by using this easy salad dressing. This base can be used and altered to make a marinade for salmon or turkey if that is your holiday entrée or can be used to dress up roasted vegetables.   Classic Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing (Base to marinades and […]