• New Drug May Improve Liver Cancer Therapy

    Comments from David Pratt, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC. Article by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 23, 2018

    FFW liver cancer therapy

    October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. For many health care providers, it can serve as a reminder that liver cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, according to the American Cancer Society, and it accounts for more than 600,000 deaths each year. It tends to grow and expand at a fast rate, so […]

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  • Improve Your Chances Against Bladder Cancer

    Benjamin T. Herms, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    October 19, 2018

    bladder cancer warning signs

    This year in the United States, 81,190 men and women will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and 17,240 will die from the disease. This number could be reduced if people can recognize the signs of possible bladder cancer and contact their doctors immediately. The early warning signs include: Blood in the urine (slightly rusty to […]

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  • New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

    Comments from Zaw M. Bo, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist at OHC. Article by Ana Sandoiu, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 19, 2018

    cancer vaccine HER2

    New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2–positive (HER2-positive) holds too much of the protein on the surface of its cells. Excess amounts of the protein help cancer cells multiply […]

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  • Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

    Comments by John Sacco, MD, a radiation oncologist with OHC who is also board certified in integrative and holistic medicine. Article by Ana Sandoiu, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 17, 2018

    breast cancer omega 3 rich diet salmon

    New research shows that a diet rich in marine omega-3 fatty acids slows the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in female mice. The diet enriched with omega-3 also improved the rodents’ survival. A vast body of research hails the benefits of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These healthful fats are found […]

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  • Light the Night 2018

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    October 15, 2018

    Light the Night 2018

    On Thursday, October 11, the annual Light The Night event for blood cancer patients and survivors was a beautiful expression of love and support from families, friends, and the medical and business communities. The team of OHC and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health was pleased to be named as the business that raised the […]

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  • What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

    Comments from Jennifer Gerson, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC. Article by Nicole Galan, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 11, 2018

    radiation breast cancer

    If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, your treatment will depend on many factors, including your age and overall health. Your doctor will help you decide on the best option for your specific condition. One common treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. It may be used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery […]

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  • Ten Items to Make a Hospital Stay Better

    Comments from Margaret Henry, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Navigator with OHC. Original article by Kristine Crane, Contributor, U.S. News & World Report, Blogs 0 comments
    October 10, 2018

    hospital stay better nurse and patient

    A visit to the hospital never makes the list of favorite destinations, but packing some comfort items can make it feel a little more comfortable and home or hotel-like. Think of your stay like any other road trip and pack accordingly. Loose, warm and comfortable clothing. Bring a cardigan or hoodie to cover up with […]

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