All in the Family – A Story about Genetics and Breast Cancer

Posted October 12th, 2021

Melissa Hodgson, her mom, and sister share a lot in common—great smiles, blond hair, and little did they know, a BRCA gene mutation. A BRCA mutation increases the risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers in both women and men. The family had absolutely no idea they were at risk until Melissa was […]


Seven Ways an Occupational Therapist Can Help Patients Recovering From Breast Cancer.

Posted April 30th, 2021

by Dawn Heiderscheidt Once you’ve been diagnosed with something like breast cancer, your mind may be swimming in “what-ifs” and “what aboutisms.” It can be terrifying. You may have concerns about what it means for you in regards to maintaining your life roles, engaging in your favorite activities, or how to continue to live your […]


Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

Posted September 9th, 2019

In this webinar, Dr. Gary Freedman, provides an overview of the use of proton therapy for the treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Freedman is a radiation oncologist at Penn Medicine and a Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.


Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN

A Sea of Pink

Posted October 5th, 2017

The month of October is a sea of pink. This sea of pink can bring about anxiety amongst those with a history of breast cancer, those being treated, those with a family history, survivors living with metastatic cancer, and so on. In an attempt to allay some of that anxiety, here are some facts about […]


The Skinny on Soy and Flaxseed for Breast Cancer

Posted March 27th, 2017

This webinar, presented by Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, discusses healthy nutrition habits regarding soy and flaxseed for patients with breast cancer. Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN is a Licensed Registered Dietitian at Penn Medicine’s Department of Patient and Family Services where she works with oncology patients receiving treatment for breast, prostate, bladder, […]


Yoga for Cancer

Posted May 18th, 2016

Yoga is a tool to recover, reconnect, and rejuvenate. It is a way to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress, and help manage the side effects of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. We invite you to explore more about how yoga can make a difference and support cancer patients in this video below with Karen Gagnier. […]


Supporting Kids Through Your Cancer Diagnosis

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Members of Team OncoLink are proud supporters of Camp Kesem, a national organization that provides a free, week long, summer camp experience to children ages 6-16, who have a parent with cancer. As part of a local Camp Kesem fundraiser, camper mom Karin shared her story with the attendees. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  […]


Bob Riter

My Cancer Experience

Posted October 6th, 2015

I’ve been writing this column for nearly five years and I often make passing reference to my personal experience with cancer. Today, I wanted to share my story more fully. I first noticed a small lump under my left nipple when I was scratching my chest one summer night. I wasn’t especially concerned until a […]


OncoLink Webinars and Webchats

Managing the Side Effects of Hormonal Therapies for Breast Cancer [Webinar]

Posted October 17th, 2013

December 5, 2013, 6:30PM ET. Understanding the possible side effects of hormonal therapy and how to manage them effectively will help you minimize discomfort and lessen the impact on your day-to-day life.


Alysa Cummings

CancerLand Bookshelf: It’s Probably Nothing…or how I learned to stop worrying and love my implants

Posted October 9th, 2013

Micki Myers’ poetic cancer memoir, It’s Probably Nothing, describes her CancerLand experiences – visiting doctors, surviving hospital stays, recovering from surgery and chemotherapy, shopping for post-mastectomy bras – none of which are “funny ha-ha,” in a classically humorous way.