Understanding Multiple Myeloma

April 6, 2014 10:57 am
0 Comments comment
Understanding Multiple Myeloma

With the recent news about Tom Brokaw’s myeloma diagnosis, there has been more interest in what multiple myeloma is. In myeloma, the cells in the bone marrow that are cancerous are plasma cells – these are white cells, and where 80 percent of their job is to make antibodies. The process of going from a normal plasma cell to a myeloma cell can take years or decades. Initially, one...
Read More

Head & Neck Cancer: Recent Discoveries and New Clinical Trials

April 3, 2014 2:23 pm
2 Comments comment

What is Head and Neck Cancer? Cancers collectively known as head and neck cancers typically begin in cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck including the mouth, nose and throat. Head and neck cancers are further categorized by the area in which they begin. According to the National Cancer Institute, tobacco use, alcohol use and human papillomavirus infection are important risk factors for head...
Read More

How Does HPV Affect Me? [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 1, 2014 10:10 am
0 Comments comment
How Does HPV Affect Me

HPV – short for human papillomavirus – is a group of more than 150 related viruses that live in certain cells found in the surface of the skin and in moist surfaces like the vagina, anus, cervix, vulva, head of the penis, mouth, throat, trachea, bronchi and lungs. Low-risk HPV types can cause genital warts and cellular changes that do not cause cancer. However, high-risk HPV types have been...
Read More

Happy National Doctors Day!

March 30, 2014 3:20 pm
0 Comments comment
Happy National Doctors Day

Each year March 30 marks a day for communities to honor the doctors who have nursed us back to health, provided our loved ones with comfort and saved lives. The physicians at the OSUCCC – James have a remarkable passion for cancer care. Each expert specializes in treating one type of cancer. That specialization across all modes of treatment – surgery, radiation oncology and chemotherapy – leads to improved...
Read More