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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Sarcoma: The Forgotten Cancer

    David Pratt, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC, the National Foundation for Cancer Research and the Sarcoma Foundation of America, Blogs 0 comments
    July 17, 2018

    Sarcoma Awareness Month

    “At age 39, I noticed a small lump about the size of a quarter in my lower abdomen. I had some previous surgery in that area and assumed it was scar tissue. Since it wasn’t causing any pain or issues, I didn’t go to the doctor. That same year, completely unrelated, I went on a […]

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  • Drug Could Reduce Solid Tumor Growth

    David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, co-director of research at OHC. Sources: OHC, Clinicaltrials.gov, PRNewswire/Mirati Therapeutics, Blogs 0 comments
    July 11, 2018

    sitravatinib clinical trial

    For people with advanced, metastasized solid tumors, a clinical trial available through OHC (Oncology Hematology Care) is evaluating a drug that could reduce tumor cell growth. Sitravatinib (MGCD516) is being tested in clinical trials to determine whether or not it is effective in reducing tumor cell growth as well as how the body processes and […]

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  • Changing the Misconceptions About Palliative Care

    Prasad R. Kudalkar, MD, a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC who is also board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, Blogs 0 comments
    July 10, 2018

    palliative care nurse and patient

    I believe palliative care is a wonderful benefit for cancer patients. I think more patients would take advantage of its benefits if there weren’t so many misconceptions about this service. I’d like to try to change this. I would like people to think “support” whenever they hear the term palliative care. We provide palliative care […]

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