It has been a bittersweet time at OHC as our beloved Dr. Paula Weisenberger retired earlier this month after 41 years of oncology practice. Dr. Paula, as she was lovingly known by thousands, is a legacy in cancer care—a pillar in the medical   (Read More)

If you ask anyone about how they feel when thinking about the holiday season, chances are good that they will mention: joyful, grateful, celebratory, peaceful. Someone coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer will most likely experience a   (Read More)

‘Tis the holiday season, and the hustle and bustle of the preparations, decorating, shopping and celebrations is upon us. For anyone, this time of year can bring stress, fatigue, and heightened tensions, but for a cancer patient, the holidays can   (Read More)

During the holiday season it’s natural to want to present the special people in our lives with the “perfect gift.” When someone we love is undergoing cancer treatment, we often find ourselves wondering (several times throughout the year) if   (Read More)

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)