Colon cancer was not on the mind of 29-year-old Kayla King, a vibrant wife and busy mother focused on caring for her two young boys, enjoying country concerts with her husband, and working full-time. Everything changed when she learned she had stage... Read More

Rodney Fightmaster couldn’t figure out what was wrong. For two years, he felt miserable. He was coughing and having trouble breathing. At one point he was too sick to walk. But his tests always came back normal. His pulmonologist ordered a... Read More

Cancer has no perks. It isn’t positive, humorous or inspiring. That was going to be a challenge for Diana Bosse because she always approached everything with a positive outlook and a large dose of humor. Even after receiving a cancer diagnosis, she... Read More

It was July 2004 and Nancy Price was celebrating her 50th birthday with family, friends, and co-workers. Just before her birthday, Nancy’s husband made her promise that she would get a good check-up. “I thought it was odd,” said Nancy. “There... Read More

Patient “Gets it Done” with Help from a New Ground-breaking Treatment Available Only at OHC

OHC, Specialists in the Treatment of Adult Cancers and Blood Disorders

Bill Willoughby has always been an optimist. This positive approach to life would serve him well after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015. “I was going to a doctor here in Dayton and at one point he said with my condition, the... Read More

We Found Cancer: Three Words You’re Never Prepared to Hear

Ashley Young, an OHC Cancer Patient and Survivor

My cancer journey began with my OB/Gyn for my annual check-up and pap test. This time the follow-up phone call was different. It was my doctor’s office calling about the results. There were some abnormal cells, so they wanted to schedule a... Read More

Like Father, Like Daughter


“I’ve always wanted to be like my dad,” said Jen Milau. One day, back in 2017, she learned that she was, in fact, just like her dad, Dan Prows. They were both diagnosed with lymphoma that same year, both had treatment-resistant conditions, and... Read More

“I wanted to do something for my dad’s birthday, February 13, that would honor him,” explained Erika Cliett, whose dad, Michael, was a patient of Dr. Jim Essell at the Blood Cancer Center at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. “He said... Read More

It was April 2014. Kelly Patrick was at her usual hangout: the indoor soccer facility in West Chester, Ohio. She was having a great game, having scored two goals in the first half. Kelly had been playing soccer forever; in high school and college and... Read More

Debbie Acton and Tonia Manning are sisters. And like other sisters, they’ve been through numerous life events together: holidays, school, weddings, births and more. On the Sunday morning after Debbie had just turned 39, she noticed a lump in her... Read More