How much should I eat?

Zaw M. Bo, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, their lives are forever changed. It can affect every aspect of their physical, emotional and financial well-being. At OHC, we’re experts at treating cancer and providing support services to surround our... Read More

How fast does breast cancer spread?

Additional comments from Suzanne Partridge, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist with OHC. Original article by Jamie Eske, Medical News Today

People who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer may wonder how fast it could grow or spread. It’s hard to predict because cancer occurs due to mutations in human cells, and mutations do not follow normal, predictable patterns of cell... Read More

Gallbladder cancer is rare, but deadly. Here’s how you can reduce your risk.

Filix Kencana, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC

February is Gallbladder Cancer Awareness Month, and as always, my colleagues and I are committed to providing you with information on the latest treatments as well as how to lower your risk for developing cancer. The good news about gallbladder... Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of the vaccine Gardasil to include women and men up to age 45. Gardasil 9 prevents certain cancers and diseases caused by the nine Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types covered by the... Read More

New research shows the benefits of exercise for the first time in patients with advanced lung cancer

Comments from David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, a medical oncologist, hematologist and Co-Director of Research at OHC who specializes in lung cancer. Article by European Society for Medical Oncology

Most people with lung cancer are unaware of the benefits of regular exercise, yet new data show it can significantly reduce fatigue and improve well-being. Results of two studies, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2018 Congress... Read More

If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be feeling alone and fearful. That’s how Valerie Goldfein was feeling, and why she created the program, Woman to Woman, now available locally through the Cancer Support Community. OHC helps... Read More

When Cancer Meets the Internet

Comments from Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, neuro-oncologist, medical oncologist, hematologist and Chief Medical Officer with OHC. Article by Jane E. Brody of The New York Times

When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr. Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr. Google doesn’t always know what’s best. A generation ago, patients... Read More

Local doctors understand the benefits of discussions with cancer patients about religious and spiritual values

Evan Lang, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, and Elizabeth H. Levick, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC

Studies have shown that religious and spiritual values are important to Americans, and that many people with cancer rely on spiritual or religious beliefs and practices to help them cope with their disease. Cancer patients, specifically, want their... Read More

What is Mesothelioma?

Joseph N. Shaughnessy, MD, radiation oncologist at OHC

At OHC, we want to make sure you have access to the latest information about cancer prevention, conditions, treatments and support services to help you strengthen your fight against cancer. We’ve learned that many people have heard of the disease... Read More

The Real Villains Behind Ovarian Cancer

Dené C. Wrenn, MD, MS, gynecologic oncologist with OHC

As we learn more about the female organs and how cancer develops, a surprising source of many cases of ovarian cancer has come to light: the fallopian tubes. Many primary peritoneal cancers and some ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes and... Read More