1-800-710-4674

Blogs

  • Could immunotherapy drug eliminate the recurrence of kidney cancer?

    David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, Co-director of Research at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    August 15, 2018

    keytruda kidney cancer

    The average age of people diagnosed with cancer of the kidneys (renal cell carcinoma) is 64. Once diagnosed, if caught early, the five-year survival rate is 81%. But, if the cancer is caught at a later stage, survival rates plummet to less than 10%. In this day and age, 64 is very young. Many of […]

    Read More
  • Research Shows Potential New Strategy Against Thyroid Cancer

    Science Daily with additional comments from Robert B. Barriger, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    August 14, 2018

    thyroid cancer and SBRT

    Anaplastic thyroid cancer is one of the least common but most aggressive forms of thyroid cancer. Add to that, it’s resistance to cancer treatments. Patients diagnosed with the disease have an average lifespan of about five months after diagnosis. The standard treatment for the condition includes seven weeks of radiation, often with chemotherapy. Now a […]

    Read More
  • Lynch Syndrome: Is it a generational thing?

    Mark E. Johns, MD, a medical oncologist/hematologist with OHC who specializes in colon cancer, Blogs 0 comments
    August 6, 2018

    lynch syndrome

    Michele’s sister was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 33. Because her sister was so young, Michele’s doctor suggested she have a colonoscopy. The surgeon removed three pre-malignant tumors. Michele considers her sister and her doctors responsible for saving her life. Later, both sisters, as well as other family members, would receive genetic testing results […]

    Read More
  • Local Doctors and a Cancer Survivor Team Up to Help Local Cancer Patients

    OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    August 3, 2018

    strike out fear foundation

    OHC (Oncology Hematology Care) is partnering with the David Benzer Strike Out Fear Foundation and the Cincinnati Reds to help local cancer patients reduce their fear and anxiety as they face cancer. David Benzer was a long-time member of the television crew that broadcasted Giants games on TV. You would regularly find him operating the […]

    Read More
  • Penne For Your Thoughts on Pasta

    John Sacco, MD, a radiation oncologist with OHC who is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, Blogs 0 comments
    August 1, 2018

    pasta obesity and cancer

    I am a radiation oncologist who works with a team of cancer experts to treat patients with cancer. I’m also board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, which means I believe in a person-centered, team-based approach to health care. One component of this approach is lifestyle choices, and this includes what we eat. Research has […]

    Read More
  • Don’t Let Acid Reflux Lead to Cancer

    Joseph N. Shaughnessy, MD, radiation oncologist at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    July 25, 2018

    gerd esophageal cancer

    According to the American College of Gastroenterology, 60 million Americans report having heartburn at least once a month, and some studies report that more than 15 million Americans have symptoms every day. Heartburn or acid indigestion is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, a condition in which acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus and irritates the […]

    Read More
  • What are the first symptoms of ovarian cancer?

    Comments from Ajit Gubbi, DO, gynecologic oncologist with OHC; original article by Jennifer Huizen, Medical News Today, June 2018, Blogs 0 comments
    July 18, 2018

    ovarian cancer first symptoms

    It is often difficult to diagnose ovarian cancer in its early stages because the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions. Anyone who experiences unexplained abdominal symptoms that last for more than two weeks should see a doctor. Ovarian cancer can also be challenging to detect early because the ovaries are small and located […]

    Read More