Holiday Coping and Enjoying

Posted December 17th, 2021

For cancer patients and families who are in current treatment, holidays can be a bit tricky. We may not have the energy for large gatherings. Our appetites and treatment sensitivities may suggest a small and VERY downsized day…even a day that is very private. People can get really stressed out around the holidays. We can […]


Re-Thinking Community

Posted December 10th, 2021

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.”– Jack Kornfield December offers great opportunities for learning about how our intercultural world celebrates.  Among celebrations during this month are: Hanukkah (Jewish) Christmas Day (Christian) Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish) Kwanzaa (African American) […]


Tips from Your Cancer Care Team – Coping with Treatment During the Holidays

Posted December 8th, 2021

The holiday season can be stressful, overwhelming, and exhausting. This is often even more true if you are undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment. It’s important to still enjoy the holiday season, but without pushing yourself too hard. So, here’s a list of tips that will hopefully allow you to navigate your cancer treatments during […]


Cancer and the Holidays

Posted December 3rd, 2021

For people who are living with cancer and experiencing an often emotional roller coaster, the holidays can bring the blues. These times with friends and family are exactly the ones we want to cherish even more than before cancer, but in reality, they can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed. Families and friends may” be […]


Connecting and Celebrating

Posted December 1st, 2021

December is a month that encompasses the Christian and Jewish celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah. It also includes spiritually significant days for Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, and Zoroastrians. The Interfaith Calendar actually lists 14 different spiritual celebrations during the month of December. Kwanza is an important week-long African heritage cultural celebration that also occurs at the end of December. December is […]


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 […]


Navigating the Holidays Through Nutrition

Posted December 19th, 2018

The holidays are just around the corner, and with that, we often find ourselves out of our normal routines. We may be away from work, traveling or spending time with families, friends and copious amounts of food. For many patients undergoing active cancer treatment, their appetites and how they feel may not be the same […]


Mindful Holiday Celebrations: Honoring Memories and Traditions

Posted December 14th, 2018

This blog is part of the series “Demystifying Mindfulness.” I’m hoping I can help us all understand a little bit more about the practice of mindfulness, how it can be helpful and how we can integrate it into our lives. I cannot believe we are in December already. The year really has flown by. I’ve […]


Holiday Coping & Enjoying!

Posted December 4th, 2018

For many of us, Thanksgiving was a day we spent perhaps a little more simply than usual. For cancer patients and families who are in current treatment, holidays can be a bit tricky. We may not have the energy for large gatherings. Our appetites and treatment sensitivities may suggest a small and VERY downsized day…even […]