Imagine taking a shower before an evening dinner out and suddenly you are unable to breathe. You rush to the emergency room where tests eventually reveal a lung cancer diagnosis. Five years ago, this was Pat Brundige’s reality. Pat was a healthy,   (Read More)

Mark Williams personifies hard work. He has tirelessly worked in a machine shop for as long as he can remember. To earn extra money on the side, he regularly hangs drywall or installs carpet. In recent years, he decided to pursue an associate degree   (Read More)

As we approach Thanksgiving, our OHC team wants to extend heartfelt messages of gratitude to our patients, their family members, and their caregivers. You allow us to provide your care during a most vulnerable time and your optimistic spirit and   (Read More)

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly three million Americans are caring for someone with cancer. The American Cancer Society defines a caregiver as the individual who most often helps a person with cancer and is not paid to do   (Read More)

Chances are, you will be gobbling up a lot of turkey over the next couple of holidays. According to the National Turkey Federation, Americans consume about 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving followed by 22 million turkeys on Christmas. The good news   (Read More)

Perhaps you are aware of a family member or two who has breast cancer and you’re wondering if there is a genetic connection. You might think you’re at high risk for the disease or question if you should consider genetic testing. Only a small   (Read More)

At OHC, we know when you hear the word cancer, everything stops. Integral to our comprehensive cancer care program is connecting patients, their loved ones, and their caregivers with cancer-focused community support resources to help alleviate the   (Read More)

During autumn, pumpkins are top of mind—carving jack-o-lanterns, visiting pumpkin patches, decorating our homes, and indulging in a slice of pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a frothy pumpkin latte. To reap the abundant health benefits   (Read More)

Outside of some types of skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting American women. Specifically, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness   (Read More)

In 2013, Deborah Ward, age 43, was experiencing abdominal cramping which she discussed with her primary care doctor. After an exam and sonogram revealed a lesion on her ovary, Deborah’s doctor referred her to OHC gynecologic oncology expert Marcia   (Read More)

“Advocate for yourself, know your body, and know your family cancer history.” Representatives of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati (OCAGC) preach these words of wisdom incessantly. Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent   (Read More)

With cauliflower pizza crust, kale smoothies, and broccoli nuggets popping up on menus and grocers’ shelves everywhere, it’s easier than ever before to incorporate cruciferous vegetables into your diet. What exactly are cruciferous vegetables,   (Read More)

On Friday, April 2, 2021, Michelle Siefke, a mother of four and a grandmother of three, had a slight adjustment in her normal work routine as an intervention specialist at Mercy McAuley High School. Her employer had arranged for a mobile mammography   (Read More)

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour. Skin cancer, which can occur because of cumulative sun damage, is the most diagnosed cancer in the country and incidences continue to rise.   (Read More)

Just over one year ago, OHC’s cancer experts were among the select investigators who were first in the world to evaluate a groundbreaking therapy for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL). John Hornsby of Latonia, Kentucky, enrolled in the Caribou   (Read More)