When patients hear a diagnosis of cancer, their world stops and many struggle with thoughts of their own mortality. At OHC we know how big an emotional challenge this can be. Our team treats you like family providing both leading care and emotional   (Read More)

We’ve already established a well-balanced diet full of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates is essential to your body while you experience radiation therapy.   If you’re needing some examples of those types of foods, visit our last blog, “Eating   (Read More)

Eating a balanced diet is essential for maintaining health and energy each day.  When your body is in a state of healing, it can be even more important to take special care of your body through diet.  However, OHC’s advanced practice provider,   (Read More)

Improving patients’ quality care is the driving force of OHC. Nationally, more than 300,000 patients are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, with one-third of these estimated to be eligible for genetic testing following the National   (Read More)

Mr. Carl Guenther’s life changed forever in 2000 when his high school sweetheart, Susan, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. “That’s when I became a caregiver,” he said. “I tell people that sometimes, caregiving can be as hard as   (Read More)

We are thrilled to announce that our dedicated team has received the prestigious 2023 Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). ACCC recognizes visionary and compelling ideas in cancer care, those who pioneer   (Read More)

In a profession that epitomizes compassion, care, and dedication, exceptional individuals often stand out for their extraordinary contributions. Today, we are thrilled to announce that OHC Fairfield’s Jennifer “Jen” Byrd, RN, has been   (Read More)

In the realm of cancer research, clinical trials stand as a beacon of hope, paving the way for new advancements and revolutionizing the way we approach cancer treatment. One innovative approach that has gained significant attention is the development   (Read More)

At age 47, Tom Gornall had a great job, loved playing golf, and was enjoying life with his wife and childhood sweetheart, Sabrina. About five years ago, his nighttime routine took a scary turn when he urinated blood and told Sabrina he needed to get   (Read More)

Colonoscopy. The word typically conjures up unpleasant thoughts of bowel prep, a liquid diet, and embarrassment. It’s no wonder that at-home colon cancer screening tests offer greater appeal. Before you cancel your colonoscopy to run out and   (Read More)

We have come a long way in cancer care since the 1949 FDA approval of nitrogen mustard (mustard gas) as an anti-cancer drug, or chemotherapy. Still, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. While chemotherapy will remain a fundamental   (Read More)

Take pause before you bite into that hot dog or take a sip of your sugary soda. Research shows that consuming ultra-processed foods increases the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), cancer of the bowel, colon, or rectum. Studies continue to reveal that   (Read More)

While the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that the median age of a cancer diagnosis is 66 years, recent research indicates that there is a growing incidence of early-onset cancers. What is causing this alarming trend, and can we reverse it?   (Read More)

As we are going about our daily routine, we are not thinking about our immune system hard at work protecting us from harmful germs. But once we become ill, we are acutely aware that something is not functioning properly. Cancer itself and some cancer   (Read More)

Today, doctors are prescribing exercise as an important part of their cancer therapy. Research shows that regular exercise can greatly improve physical health, mental health, and quality of life for cancer patients. After conducting a comprehensive   (Read More)