• Doctors find Advancements in the Treatment of Glioblastoma Encouraging

    Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, Neuro-oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 28, 2018

    treatment of glioblastoma

    Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer in adults. Most recently, the country lost Arizona Senator John McCain to this incurable type of cancer. Although there is still no cure, there have been some advances in the treatment of GBM. One potential advancement is immunotherapy, a treatment that works by […]

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  • Reduce Your Risk Now for Stomach Cancer

    Cynthia Chua, MD, OHC Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, Blogs 0 comments
    November 26, 2018

    stomach cancer awareness month

    November is a month that is typically associated with food and eating. It’s also Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates about 26,240 cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. Although stomach cancer is decreasing in the United States, it is still one of the most common cancer types worldwide. Stomach […]

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  • Giving Thanks? Here Are 30 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

    OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 21, 2018

    thank caregiver

    Many caregivers find it a natural part of their lives to help a family member or friend with an illness. It allows them to show how much they love and respect their friend or loved one. Caregiving can mean helping with day-to-day activities such as doctor visits or preparing food. It can also be long-distance, […]

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  • Can Acupuncture Help With Chemo Side Effects?

    John F. Sacco, MD, a board-certified radiation oncologist with OHC who is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute, Blogs 0 comments
    November 21, 2018

    acupuncture and chemotherapy

    Although there is no evidence that acupuncture can help treat or cure cancer, research does suggest that it can help relieve some symptoms and side effects of treatment. Researchers propose that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release natural painkillers and immune system cells. They then travel to throughout the body and relieve symptoms. Acupuncture […]

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  • Protecting your skin is a year-round activity

    Comments from Suzanne Partridge, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC who serves as principal investigator for melanoma clinical trials research at OHC. Source: Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center for Skin Oncology, Blogs 0 comments
    November 19, 2018

    protecting your skin

    Just because the temperatures have dropped, it doesn’t mean we can forget about protecting our skin from the dangers associated with skin cancer. Ultraviolet rays can pass through those gray, overcast skies becoming especially dangerous for people heading to the ski slopes. Many “snowbirds” will head to a warmer climate and leave their sunscreen and […]

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  • Targeted therapy allows doctors to more effectively treat cancer

    Kurt P. Leuenberger, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 15, 2018

    targeted therapy

    Targeted medicine, also known as personalized medicine, precision medicine, and genomic therapy, allows doctors to learn about a patient’s genetic makeup and how their tumor grows. They use this information to customize treatment specific to each patient’s condition. Before targeted medicine, most patients with a specific type and stage of cancer received the same treatment. […]

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  • What are Carcinoid Tumors and Should I be Concerned?

    Filix Kencana, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 14, 2018

    what are carcinoid tumors

    November is Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month and since not many people are aware of this condition, I’d like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this condition. What is carcinoid tumors/cancer? Carcinoid tumors (also called neuroendocrine tumors) are rare, slow-growing cancers that usually start in the lining of the digestive tract and […]

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