Empowering Communities: Addressing Specific Cancer Risks in the Black Community
Oncology Hematology Care
by OHC
3d ago
February is both National Cancer Prevention Month and Black History Month.  While we pay tribute to the amazing men and women who helped shape our country, it is also important that we acknowledge the disparity in cancer rates between the African American community and other ethnic groups.  According to the National Cancer Institute, “From 1999 to 2019, rates of cancer deaths declined steadily among Black people in the United States, however, black people still have considerably higher rates of cancer death than people in other racial and ethnic groups.”  Black men and women are ..read more
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Stem Cell Match Connects OHC Cincinnati Patient with Life-Saving Donor in Indianapolis
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by OHC
5d ago
When Kayla Walsh joined the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) in 2009 during her sophomore year at college, she had no idea the impact those short minutes would have on someone she never met.  Studying to be a high school biology teacher at Indiana University, Kayla was introduced to NMDP and Be The Match (BTM) at a college charity event where she was volunteering. BTM provides patients access to more than 41 million donors around the world who are ready to be a life-saving marrow or blood stem cell donor.  After speaking with the representatives, a simple mouth swab was obtained ..read more
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Cancer Genetic Testing At OHC
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by Hannah Kolish, MSN, APRN
1M ago
What is Cancer Genetic Testing? Tests are available to detect cancer-related genes in the human body.  Gene testing can determine if you have a disease-related gene condition that may put you at a higher risk of getting cancer before symptoms appear. OHC advanced practice provider and cancer genetics specialist, Hannah Kolish, MSN, APRN Who Should Consider Testing? If you have been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 50, have multiple family members with the same type of cancer, or have experienced multiple cancers, you may want to speak you’re your healthcare provider about genetic ..read more
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How An Experimental Cancer Treatment Led to Remission
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by OHC, Specialists in the Treatment of Adult Cancers and Blood Disorders
2M ago
This article originally appeared in Cincinnati Magazine. Story by  Jaclyn Youhana Garver. Photography by Andrew Doench. After spotty luck with four other therapies, BiTE, or “bispecific T-cell engager,” put an Oakley woman in remission. Patty Livermore’s father was an original 1968 Bengals season ticket holder. They attended games together, and eventually, he passed the tickets to her. Now, Livermore’s son holds the tickets. He still brings his mom, but for a while, going to a game was a challenging proposition. It was partially due to COVID—but it was also because of Livermore’s cancer t ..read more
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Winter and Cancer: Tips for Navigating Cancer in Winter
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by Connie Rudy, MSN, APRN, advanced practice provider at OHC
2M ago
Cold weather can be uncomfortable, but for cancer patients undergoing treatment, the drop in temperature can present different challenges. Learn about the risks they face and helpful tips to stay safe during this season. Cold Sensitivity & Hypothermia Side effects of treatment such as dehydration, fatigue, and anemia can make you more sensitive to the cold and susceptible to hypothermia. Hypothermia is a condition in which your body loses heat faster than it can produce.  Some kinds of chemotherapy can cause sensitivity to cold temperatures. Tip: Dressing in layers, wearing warm cloth ..read more
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Supporting Those Fighting Cancer During the Holidays
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by OHC
2M ago
While many of us are preparing for the holiday season, making our to-do list for the upcoming festivities, baking and wrapping presents, others are coping with an illness and approaching the holidays with hesitation. Many of us may know someone faced with a chronic disease or cancer diagnosis.  For a cancer patient, the holidays can pose an overwhelming barrage of emotions and physical limitations. For caregivers, they may not have the time to shop and prepare for the season. Cancer doesn’t stop for the holidays; however, you can help a loved one or friend bring a sense of normalcy during ..read more
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A New Kind of Thankfulness – When A Leader Becomes the Patient
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by OHC
3M ago
In the previous stories of thankfulness shared, we’ve introduced OHC employees who have been patients in the past year and how their experience gave them a newfound appreciation for the patients they care for.  Our next employee-turned-patient experience has changed her work-life perspective, and for that, she is thankful to have walked the journey so many have before. Amanda Noble, BSN, RN, OCN has spent over 20 years in the cancer field as a nurse.  Amanda is now the Executive Director at OHC.  Her experience in caring for patients has taught her one of the most important thin ..read more
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A New Kind of Thankfulness – From First Point of Contact to Patient
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by OHC
3M ago
Dealing with an autoimmune disease for the last three years, our second OHC employee reflects on becoming an OHC patient and is thankful for the care she received and the impact it has had. OHC medical oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Mark Johns Theresa Duckwall is the Revenue Cycle Supervisor and supports the new patient scheduling department at OHC.  In 2021, Theresa knew she had blood clots in her legs and lungs, but was also experiencing shortness of breath and was admitted to the hospital.  Her primary care provider referred her to OHC medical oncologist and hematologist, Mark ..read more
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A New Kind of Thankfulness – From First Point of Contact to Patient
Oncology Hematology Care
by OHC
3M ago
Dealing with an autoimmune disease for the last three years, our second OHC employee reflects on becoming an OHC patient and is thankful for the care she received and the impact it has had. OHC medical oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Mark Johns Theresa Duckwall is the Revenue Cycle Supervisor and supports the new patient scheduling department at OHC.  In 2021, Theresa knew she had blood clots in her legs and lungs, but was also experiencing shortness of breath and was admitted to the hospital.  Her primary care provider referred her to OHC medical oncologist and hematologist, Mark ..read more
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A New Kind of Thankfulness – When an OHC Employee Becomes The Cancer Patient
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by Megan Deeter
3M ago
Life is full of opportunities and challenges that come along every day.  Those challenges provide you with the chance to learn something new, to impact your world view.  For cancer patients, we’ve heard how people learned to be more present in their lives after their diagnosis – how they valued the time with loved ones more and cared less about other concerns.  That’s a common reaction for those diagnosed with serious illnesses – their perspective on what’s important changes.  When an OHC employee becomes a cancer patient, their perspective of what their patients are experi ..read more
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