For reasons we do not yet know, the incidence of testicular cancer in the U.S. has been on the rise for several decades. Largely diagnosed in young and middle-aged men, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 9,470 new cases of   (Read More)

To endure, pull through, or flourish—for cancer survivors, it’s a daily battle. The National Cancer Institute considers someone a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of their life. Gary Carlson, a metastatic renal cell   (Read More)

Just over two years ago, Arthur Vogt was passing blood clots in his urine when he decided to make an appointment with his urologist. His urologist took samples and ran tests before diagnosing him with stage 3 bladder cancer and referring him to OHC.   (Read More)

Marilee Klosterman never thought in 2021 she’d be present to be the featured artist in a gallery showing. In spring of 2017, she was content with the picture-perfect life she painted for herself. She was enjoying retirement with her husband on 36   (Read More)

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)

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)

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)

Clyde Perfect had always been healthy, or “extremely lucky” as he puts it. Then last year, this active 84-year-old started coughing. “I had this cough, and it was especially bad when I ate,” explained Clyde, who, along with his family, have   (Read More)