Take a moment to contemplate these eye-opening statistics: Nearly half of cancer deaths across the globe were preventable. An estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases were diagnosed in Americans last year. According to the American Cancer Society, at   (Read More)

Discovering a suspicious lump can be worrisome, causing a sinking feeling in your stomach. At age 56, Debbie Brooks discovered a lump in her breast, setting in motion a journey with two cancer diagnoses and three relapses. Surrounded by a loving   (Read More)

Reflecting on the recent holiday season and invigorated by a sense of renewal that can accompany a new year, some of us might find ourselves thinking more about our spirituality. Interestingly, our spirituality, or a connection to something bigger   (Read More)

The American Cancer Society estimates that every year more than 100,000 U.S. women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, a cancer that starts in the female reproductive organs. Gynecologic cancers include cancers of the cervix, uterus,   (Read More)

Your mind is swirling with questions as you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and your first treatment is approaching. What can you expect and how should you prepare? OHC’s cancer experts have several tips for chemotherapy or immunotherapy   (Read More)

The average woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer. As a result of the recent FDA approval of a new breast cancer treatment, we now have another breast cancer classification subtype: HER2-low. What does this mean for treatment   (Read More)

During the holiday season, we tend to allow ourselves some indulgences, and perhaps one of the most common of these is savoring some sweet chocolate. In addition to delighting our tastebuds, could this treat also provide our bodies with health   (Read More)

The holidays are in full swing, and you might find yourself decking the halls, frosting dozens of cookies, wrapping presents, and party planning. While one moment brings happy anticipation for an upcoming get-together, another brings stress about how   (Read More)

Last month, one of our blogs highlighted the touching caregiver-patient relationship between a daughter and her mother while providing recommendations to caregivers about addressing their own physical and psychological needs (   (Read More)

Worldwide, stomach (gastric) cancer is one of the most common cancers. Fortunately, in the U.S. it is rather uncommon, and the incidence has been steadily declining. As a result, there are no standardized screening recommendations for the general   (Read More)

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)