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  • Improve Your Chances Against Bladder Cancer

    Benjamin T. Herms, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    October 19, 2018

    bladder cancer warning signs

    This year in the United States, 81,190 men and women will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and 17,240 will die from the disease. This number could be reduced if people can recognize the signs of possible bladder cancer and contact their doctors immediately. The early warning signs include: Blood in the urine (slightly rusty to […]

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  • New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

    Comments from Zaw M. Bo, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist at OHC. Article by Ana Sandoiu, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 19, 2018

    cancer vaccine HER2

    New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2–positive (HER2-positive) holds too much of the protein on the surface of its cells. Excess amounts of the protein help cancer cells multiply […]

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  • Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

    Comments by John Sacco, MD, a radiation oncologist with OHC who is also board certified in integrative and holistic medicine. Article by Ana Sandoiu, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 17, 2018

    breast cancer omega 3 rich diet salmon

    New research shows that a diet rich in marine omega-3 fatty acids slows the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in female mice. The diet enriched with omega-3 also improved the rodents’ survival. A vast body of research hails the benefits of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These healthful fats are found […]

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  • What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

    Comments from Jennifer Gerson, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC. Article by Nicole Galan, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 11, 2018

    radiation breast cancer

    If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, your treatment will depend on many factors, including your age and overall health. Your doctor will help you decide on the best option for your specific condition. One common treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. It may be used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery […]

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  • Ten Items to Make a Hospital Stay Better

    Comments from Margaret Henry, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Navigator with OHC. Original article by Kristine Crane, Contributor, U.S. News & World Report, Blogs 0 comments
    October 10, 2018

    hospital stay better nurse and patient

    A visit to the hospital never makes the list of favorite destinations, but packing some comfort items can make it feel a little more comfortable and home or hotel-like. Think of your stay like any other road trip and pack accordingly. Loose, warm and comfortable clothing. Bring a cardigan or hoodie to cover up with […]

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  • Can aspirin help treat cancer?

    Comments from D. Randolph Drosick, M.D., medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC. Article by Ana Sandoiu, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 8, 2018

    aspirin and cancer

    More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” “We’ve seen low doses of aspirin used in the prevention of heart disease and stroke,” said D. […]

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Reminds us How Far We’ve Come and Where We’re Headed

    Suzanne M. Partridge, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    October 8, 2018

    breast cancer awareness month 2018

    Just a few decades ago, little was known about breast cancer. It was a rarely talked about disease. Today, breast cancer is in the news almost daily, and much of what we read and hear involves breakthroughs in early detection, new drug therapies and the latest treatment techniques. Thanks to the hard work and dedication […]

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