What are Complementary Therapies and What Can They Do for Cancer Patients?

March 8, 2018

Complementary therapies are products and/or practices that differ from standard medical care provided by your oncologists. These non-traditional methods are in no way meant to replace cancer treatment. They’re called complementary because they are meant to work alongside your cancer treatment in hopes of relieving symptoms and side effects, relieving pain, and improving quality of life.

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Topics: cancer management

Eating Healthy Really Can Prevent Cancer

March 6, 2018

Did you know that eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important way to protect yourself from cancer? Putting the right kinds of food into your body can provide you with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep you healthy and strong. To help build your defense against cancer, focus on eating some of these cancer-fighting foods that may already be in your kitchen.

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Topics: Cancer Prevention

4 Things to Consider Before Cancer Genetic Testing

March 1, 2018

Genetic testing is one such way to determine whether you have a higher risk for developing certain cancers--but does that mean it’s for you? Here are 4 things you should consider before cancer genetic testing.

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Topics: Genetic Testing

5 Things You Can Do to Prevent Cervical Cancer

January 15, 2018

What Women should know about HPV and Cervical CancerJanuary is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. If you aren’t very familiar with cervical cancer, now is the perfect time to learn more about it. Understanding more about cervical health can help you take better steps toward cervical cancer prevention and cervical cancer treatment. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Cancer Prevention, Cervical Cancer

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Cancer Patients

January 3, 2018

Making and implementing New Year’s resolutions that can improve your lifestyle while undergoing cancer treatment can seem too difficult to tackle. But it can be done! Working towards maximizing your emotional and physical strength during this time is an excellent goal with long-term benefits.

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Alcohol and Its Link to Cancer

December 11, 2017

It's fairly common knowledge that an occasional glass of red wine has been shown to boost heart health. Even beer has been linked to "some benefit against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. And, at least one study from by the European Journal of Cancer Prevention suggests alcohol could reduce the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Topics: Cancer Prevention

Promising New Study Offers Hope for Earlier Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

December 8, 2017

While pancreatic cancer is one of the rarest types of cancer in the United States it has one of the highest cancer death rates. The causes are unclear, but risk factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Older age
  • A family history (genetics) of pancreatic cancer

Currently, cancer in the pancreas can be difficult for most people to detect because you rarely feel a lump and the symptoms are often mistaken for one of many other health conditions. This is due largely to the lack of  well-defined tests for doctors to detect pancreatic cancer in its earlier stages.

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Topics: Pancreatic Cancer

Men: Are You at Risk For Prostate Cancer?

November 28, 2017

Every man and those who love him should know how to prevent prostate cancer. This is because a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every three minutes. Fortunately, thanks to strides in cancer research and cancer clinical trials, this disease is often preventable and has a very high survival rate, if detected in the early stages.

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Topics: Prostate Cancer

Frederick Oncology & Hematology Associates Joins Maryland Oncology Hematology and The US Oncology Network

November 7, 2017

Affiliation enhances care at both practices, expanding Maryland Oncology Hematology’s services into the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area

Columbia, Md. (November 3, 2017) — Maryland Oncology Hematology (MOH), a premier provider of community-based advanced cancer care services throughout the Maryland/Washington D.C. region and an affiliate of The US Oncology Network (The Network), announced that Frederick Oncology & Hematology Associates (FOHA) has joined its practice. With the addition of FOHA, Maryland Oncology Hematology broadens its service area into the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area, while FOHA gains access to the many resources available from MOH and The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader in solutions that empower the community patient care delivery system to advance the science, technology and quality of care.

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Topics: Practice News, Press Release

What Does the Great American Smokeout Have to do with Lung Cancer Risk?

November 3, 2017

What is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout? It's an annual event, held the third Thursday of every November, a date on which smokers nationwide are asked to give up smoking. Quitting for just one day helps you take action toward a healthier life, and reduce your lung cancer risk.

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Topics: Lung Cancer