Health Blog

Immunotherapy and Ovarian Cancer

Posted on: August 11, 2017

In 2017, and estimated 22,440 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and about 14,080 women will die from ovarian cancer. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 is 75. The treatment of ovarian cancer often includes a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. It is common for… read more

Five Feet of Hair Donated

Posted on: July 11, 2017

Five staff members of Diablo Valley Oncology recently donated their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Leanne, who has been with DVO for 13 years, was preparing to donate her locks for the fourth time. When co-workers began to show an interest also, she decided to organize a salon day! Avital Beauty Lounge in Walnut Creek volunteered to give… read more

Protect Your Identity and Shred-it (for Cancer)

Posted on: June 28, 2017

We all understand the importance of saving important records like tax returns, bank statements credit card statements, medical records, warranty cards, receipts, service records, etc. But how long do we need to save these records and which need to be shredded? The Department of Consumer Protection suggests saving every tax-related document (including relevant receipts and… read more

COLA Certification!

Posted on: June 5, 2017

DIABLO VALLEY ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY IS RECOGNIZED FOR QUALITY LABORATORY SERVICES DVOHMG has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site… read more

Is Expensive Sunscreen Worth It?

Posted on: May 4, 2017

  Ms. Y is a 75 year old woman who noticed a dry lump on her left forearm several months ago. The lump quickly grew, and a biopsy showed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a type of skin cancer. She was treated with Mohs surgery, a procedure in which a dermatologist shaves off layers of skin… read more

We are QOPI Certified, Again!

Posted on: April 7, 2017

Our practice has met the Certification requirements for QOPI® Certification. This status demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement in our practice. QOPI Certification must be renewed every three years. QOPI certification reflects a commitment to quality of care that leads to fundamental changes in the clinical practice of oncology. We have achieved… read more