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  • Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Cancer Patient

    Tiffany Jones, MSN, RN, Advanced Practice Provider with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    February 7, 2019

    valentines day cancer

    Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on gifts to show their love and appreciation for their special Valentine. But this may be challenging if your loved one has cancer. He or she may not feel like going out to dinner, or chemo has affected their taste for chocolate. Although some of the more traditional […]

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  • How much should I eat?

    Zaw M. Bo, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    February 6, 2019

    When someone is diagnosed with cancer, their lives are forever changed. It can affect every aspect of their physical, emotional and financial well-being. At OHC, we’re experts at treating cancer and providing support services to surround our patients with everything they need. We’re also here to help you discover what you can do to prevent […]

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  • How fast does breast cancer spread?

    Additional comments from Suzanne Partridge, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist with OHC. Original article by Jamie Eske, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    January 31, 2019

    breast cancer spread

    People who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer may wonder how fast it could grow or spread. It’s hard to predict because cancer occurs due to mutations in human cells, and mutations do not follow normal, predictable patterns of cell division. It also depends on the type, grade, and stage of breast cancer, and whether […]

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  • Gallbladder cancer is rare, but deadly. Here’s how you can reduce your risk.

    Filix Kencana, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    January 31, 2019

    gallbladder cancer awareness month

    February is Gallbladder Cancer Awareness Month, and as always, my colleagues and I are committed to providing you with information on the latest treatments as well as how to lower your risk for developing cancer. The good news about gallbladder cancer is that it’s rare. The bad news is that approximately one-third of the people […]

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  • FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9

    OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    January 25, 2019

    gardasil

    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

    OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    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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