• FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9

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    January 25, 2019


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of the vaccine Gardasil to include women and men up to age 45. Gardasil 9 prevents certain cancers and diseases caused by the nine Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types covered by the vaccine, and was originally approved for males and females aged 9 through 26 years. […]

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  • New research shows the benefits of exercise for the first time in patients with advanced lung cancer

    Comments from David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, a medical oncologist, hematologist and Co-Director of Research at OHC who specializes in lung cancer. Article by European Society for Medical Oncology, Blogs 0 comments
    January 24, 2019

    lung cancer and exercise

    Most people with lung cancer are unaware of the benefits of regular exercise, yet new data show it can significantly reduce fatigue and improve well-being. Results of two studies, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2018 Congress in Munich last October, underline the value of exercise, including in patients with advanced or metastatic […]

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  • Program pairs patients with survivors

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    January 24, 2019

    woman to woman cancer support community

    If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be feeling alone and fearful. That’s how Valerie Goldfein was feeling, and why she created the program, Woman to Woman, now available locally through the Cancer Support Community. OHC helps cancer patients find support services often available through organizations like the Cancer Support Community (CSC). Woman […]

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  • When Cancer Meets the Internet

    Comments from Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, neuro-oncologist, medical oncologist, hematologist and Chief Medical Officer with OHC. Article by Jane E. Brody of The New York Times, Blogs 0 comments
    January 23, 2019

    cancer and the internet

    When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr. Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr. Google doesn’t always know what’s best. A generation ago, patients were largely dependent upon the physicians they consulted as to how best to deal with a […]

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  • Local doctors understand the benefits of discussions with cancer patients about religious and spiritual values

    Evan Lang, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, and Elizabeth H. Levick, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    January 15, 2019

    cancer spiritual support

    Studies have shown that religious and spiritual values are important to Americans, and that many people with cancer rely on spiritual or religious beliefs and practices to help them cope with their disease. Cancer patients, specifically, want their doctor to take an interest in and support their spirituality. “At OHC, we’ve learned that our patients, […]

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  • What is Mesothelioma?

    Joseph R. H. See, MD, a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist with OHC, and Joseph N. Shaughnessy, MD, a Radiation Oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    January 14, 2019

    what is mesothelioma

    At OHC, we want to make sure you have access to the latest information about cancer prevention, conditions, treatments and support services to help you strengthen your fight against cancer. We’ve learned that many people have heard of the disease mesothelioma due to wide-spread television commercials. Although these TV campaigns have increased awareness of the […]

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  • The Real Villains Behind Ovarian Cancer

    Dené C. Wrenn, MD, gynecologic oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    January 4, 2019

    ovarian cancer fallopian tubes

    As we learn more about the female organs and how cancer develops, a surprising source of many cases of ovarian cancer has come to light: the fallopian tubes. Many primary peritoneal cancers and some ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes and not the ovaries. These cancer cells break loose and stick to the ovaries […]

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