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)

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)