Get to Know: Sail Beyond Cancer

Posted April 30th, 2024

Suzanne Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. An active single mother of three young children, Suzanne was used to multitasking as she was a serial entrepreneur and was well known in her community of Burlington, VT as a realtor, restauranter and aerobics instructor. During her eight years of treatment, she went through some […]

Taking Charge of Your Cancer Care

Posted January 31st, 2024

When you are diagnosed with cancer, a flood of emotions and concerns can make navigating those early days difficult. Doing your homework to learn about the diagnosis and coming to specialist appointments with questions in hand can go a long way in reducing your worries. Carolyn, OncoLink’s Innovation Director, was recently a guest on the […]

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 […]

Caregivers Empower the Next Generation of Cancer Care

Posted August 3rd, 2023

The role of the caregiver is multi-faceted as they provide family members, friends and partners with the physical care and emotional support needed during treatments and beyond. This role is critical as they are often the patient’s lifeline, and they act as an advocate for the patient with the medical staff providing the treatments. Yet, […]

A Poet’s Autobiography of Cancer

Posted May 31st, 2023

 In the fall of 2022, my life was changed by a single phone call when I was diagnosed with stage II B-cell, non-specified, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a rare and aggressive cancer of the lymphatic system. For me, a large tumor was growing in my left armpit. The tumor was damaging my ulnar nerve to the point […]

Happy 29th Birthday OncoLink!

Posted March 7th, 2023

Twenty nine years and still going strong! When I was finishing up nursing school in 1994, computers were a novelty. I still researched my school papers using the card catalogue and email was just starting to gain popularity. In a small office at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Joel Goldwein was playing around with creating […]

New Year’s Wishes 2016

Posted December 29th, 2022

I’d like to give myself a magic wand at this time of the year to grant wishes to those affected by cancer. This was a wish list I put together in 2015, yet it is still relevant. Maybe this will be the year my wishes come true! Here are my wishes for the upcoming year: […]