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 […]
Between the Folds: Being a Paper Folding Volunteer at Penn Medicine
Posted May 28th, 2020
Jongi-jeobgi, the Korean art of paper folding (often called origami), was introduced to me as a child by my mom. She was a watercolor artist at the time, so naturally she attempted to teach me how to sketch. However, she soon realized that I was more interested in folding the paper in front of me […]
Nontraditional Cancer Therapies
Posted December 4th, 2013
People often fall into two camps regarding the usefulness of nontraditional cancer therapies. Some people are irrationally exuberant in their support of these therapies.