• Cancer: Could a ‘universal’ blood test make detection easier?

    Comments from D. Randolph Drosick, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC. Article by Chiara Townley, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    December 5, 2018

    universal blood test for cancer

    Earlier this year, OHC shared news about researchers in Australia and their groundbreaking work on a new blood test that could detect eight common types of cancer before they spread. The test was able to detect tumors about 70% of the time on average in more than 1,000 patients with early-stage cancer. It used DNA […]

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  • The Holidays are a Great Time to Let a Cancer Patient Know Someone Cares

    Amy Sheldrick, Nurse Navigator at OHC West, Blogs 0 comments
    December 4, 2018

    chemo care bags

    Do the holidays inspire you to do something special for someone in need? If yes, there’s a great opportunity to help people getting chemotherapy. Consider making chemo care bags for cancer patients. There are times when patients spend 6 – 8 hours in one day, in one setting, getting their chemotherapy treatments. Simple things like […]

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  • Indoor Exercises to Help During and After Cancer Treatment in Wintertime

    Zaw Bo, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    December 3, 2018

    cancer and indoor exercise

    If you are a cancer patient or a survivor, most likely your doctor has recommended that you exercise. Studies show that cancer patients who exercise are less tired than patients who don’t exercise. And they also experience less depression and sleep better. Cancer treatment is often associated with the onset of metabolic syndrome, a cluster […]

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  • Make the Holidays a Little Easier

    Sandra J. Victor, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    December 3, 2018

    cancer during the holidays

    The holidays are often billed as the most wonderful time of the year. The season brings to mind delicious food, shopping, and parties. Of course, all the fun comes with a lot of stress – and that’s without adding cancer into the mix. Cancer patients can feel additional pressure to have fun and may experience […]

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  • New approaches are giving patients with brain metastases a new outlook on survival

    Marc R. Mosbacher, MD, a radiation oncologist at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 30, 2018

    Most brain tumors start elsewhere in the body, as cancer of the lungs, breasts, colon, kidneys and melanoma (skin cancer) and spread to the brain. This is known as brain metastasis. In the past, patients who were treated with steroid therapy typically survived one to two months. For those who had whole-brain radiation therapy, the […]

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  • Giving Hope to Patients with Brain Tumors

    OHC radiation oncologists Peter R. Fried, MD, Jeffrey I. Grass, MD, and Elizabeth H. Levick, MD, Blogs, Diseases 0 comments
    November 30, 2018

    patients with brain tumors

    Gamma knife is giving new hope to patients with brain tumors. In the past, surgeons would remove most of the tumor, but not all because that could involve removing or affecting a small part of the brain. Now the technology with gamma knife allows doctors to deliver radiation to a brain tumor to destroy the […]

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  • Program Helps Cancer Patients Avoid the Emergency Room

    Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, Chief Medical Officer at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 28, 2018

    call us early call us first

    Many cancer patients often seek care in an emergency room (ER) when they need help with symptoms related to their disease or, more often, their treatments. In most cases, these issues and concerns can be handled with a phone call to an experienced oncology provider. OHC (Oncology Hematology Care) has developed an innovative program that […]

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