Taking Time for the Everyday Things in 2024

Posted December 29th, 2023

Well 2023 was another doozy, wasn’t it? Honestly, the last 3 years, since March of 2020, feels like a bit of a fever dream. I’ve found myself thinking of life “BC”–before COVID and…I’m not sure how to define what or where we currently are in a life with COVID. But the truth is, life isn’t […]

Honoring Other’s Wishes

Posted December 22nd, 2023

Our current blog series is about holiday gifts for cancer patients and their loved ones helping care for them. While reflecting on this idea and thinking about my time taking care of cancer patients, both professionally and personally, there was one gift that kept coming to mind, and that is honoring the person’s wishes. While […]

Grabbing the Perfect Gift

Posted December 15th, 2023

When asked to write a My Favorite Things blog post, I immediately knew what I was going to write about! This product might not be *perfect* for everyone, but if you or a loved one have had changes in mobility or strength like what I’m about to describe, this gift could be great! My dad […]

Holiday Lights Are My Favorite Thing

Posted December 12th, 2023

There are so many things I love about the holiday season, but the one thing that I love most is the lights and the music! I love relaxing on my couch admiring the twinkling lights and listening to holiday music, it really boosts my mood! For someone who is navigating a cancer diagnosis or going […]

The Gift of Time

Posted December 8th, 2023

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one going through cancer treatment? It might not cost anything! In my years of caring for and talking to people with cancer, I have never heard “so-and-so gave me the nicest box of chocolates.”  They remember the kind – and often free – gestures from people, […]

Happy Holidays from the OncoLink Team

Posted December 7th, 2023

It’s hard to believe the holidays are once again upon us. Oncolink has some fantastic content about coping with the holidays and cancer. You can read more of our past blogs here. This year, OncoLink is going to highlight some of our “favorite things.” These may be actual items you can buy OR other things […]

Rodney Warner


Posted July 26th, 2022

The Fear Never Goes Away. That’s By Choice. It’s been more than 21 years since I was first told I had cancer and nearly 20 years since I last got into remission. But cancer still haunts me. The thought of it returning terrifies me. Maybe it wouldn’t be so scary if it hadn’t nearly killed […]

Can I Have a Non-Violent Relationship with Cancer (Part 2)

Posted November 16th, 2021

This is part 2 of Marisa’s blog. To read part 1, click here. Treating Cancer Without a Violent Spirit Having established that cancer is not my enemy can I find a less antagonistic way to face cancer? A cancer diagnosis is a grave problem, for sure, a scary reality evoking a wide range of feelings […]

Can I Have a Nonviolent Relationship with Cancer? (Part 1)

Posted November 15th, 2021

By Marisa Guerin, PhD I have long been struck by the language of war and violence that is associated with cancer, but it hasn’t been a personal concern…. until now. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood plasma, and I now find myself sorting through my feelings […]

Fostering Growth and Creativity Through Journaling

Posted August 11th, 2021

There are so many ways to handle the wide variety of feelings that living with cancer triggers. Often people who are living with a serious illness as a patient (or their family members) find it difficult to express their feelings to others. Some aren’t used to revealing their emotions. Others feel a need to be strong […]