According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), more than 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and findings from a new study reveal that incidences are on the rise. This being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness   (Read More)

Although lung cancer is most frequently attributed to smoking, OHC’s cancer specialists are seeing an increase in the incidence of lung cancer in “never smokers,” those who have never smoked or who have smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in their   (Read More)

Sometimes we forget to take the time to pause from life’s hustle and bustle and truly reflect on those who enrich our lives. Thanksgiving provides us with that opportunity. At OHC, we are honored to walk with our patients and their families   (Read More)

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking is linked to about 80-90 percent of lung cancer deaths and people who smoke cigarettes are   (Read More)

Breast cancer remains a significant public health problem. According to the Global Cancer Observatory (GLOBOCAN), breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. The most common subtype of breast cancer, hormone receptor-positive (HR+)   (Read More)

Manage a medication schedule, drive to healthcare appointments, prepare meals, clean the house, offer companionship, track finances, coordinate care among doctors, and keep loved ones informed—these aren’t the responsibilities of a superhero in   (Read More)

“I needed to talk to someone who understood what I was going through. I didn’t want to feel alone anymore.” These are the words of OHC breast cancer patient Cynthia Avalos. At 28 years old she was working as a makeup artist, married to the love   (Read More)

You know it’s important to have proper nutrition, especially while fighting cancer, but your appetite just isn’t the same, your mouth is sore, and many foods don’t smell as appealing as they once did. Enjoying an easily digestible smoothie is a   (Read More)

“Don’t procrastinate when it comes to getting a mammogram.” “I urge all women to get mammograms.” This is sage advice from two OHC breast cancer patients, Stephanie Scott and Lynn Farmer, who share the same message although their journeys   (Read More)

In recent years, incidences of male breast cancer have increased. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one out of every 100 breast cancer cases in the US is diagnosed in a male. The American Cancer Society   (Read More)

While Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an excellent way to bring attention to this type of cancer, my OHC colleagues and I urge women to remain up to date on screening guidelines throughout the year. OHC recently posted updated cancer screening   (Read More)

Many of us have failed to place a name with a familiar face, struggled to concentrate during a long lecture, or misplaced the car keys, but for cancer patients undergoing treatment, this cognitive impairment can happen all too frequently and impact   (Read More)

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center revealed that nearly 90% of American adults have inadequate knowledge of palliative care. Why is there a tremendous knowledge gap about a healthcare service   (Read More)

Like 90% of women who receive a normal mammogram result each year, Cheryl Wilde breathed a huge sigh of relief when she was told her results were clear. Yet, although she received what she thought was excellent news that day in 1994, her breast   (Read More)

The 2017 FDA approval of Keytruda for patients whose cancers have specific genetic features was the first time the agency approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor began to grow.   (Read More)