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Holiday gift guide

12/4/2019 12:00 AM

Holiday gift guide with the cancer patient in mind

When looking for holiday gifts for someone with cancer, there are special circumstances to consider. Here are some holiday gift ideas designed especially for cancer patients.

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Twitter chat with Dr. Alraiyes

11/27/2019 12:00 AM

Q&A: Your questions answered about lung cancer screening

Dr. Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at our Chicago hospital, answers your questions about lung cancer screening.

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Firefighter

11/25/2019 12:00 AM

Registry aims to track firefighters’ higher cancer risk

Men and women on America’s fire departments often are exposed to toxic smoke, asbestos and other substances that may increase their cancer risk. As a result, these first responders are diagnosed with cancer at a higher rate than the general population.

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Do herbs and spices have clinical value?

11/20/2019 12:00 AM

Busting myths: Can a diet rich in herbs and spices prevent cancer and disease?

Touting the health benefits of herbs and spices is a multibillion-dollar industry. But many health claims are, at best, inconclusive.

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What's the difference? Imaging tests

11/13/2019 12:00 AM

What’s the difference? Deciphering the alphabet soup of imaging tests

CT scans, MRIs, PET scans and others may create a confusing alphabet soup of imaging procedures for patients.

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HPV vaccine

11/6/2019 12:00 AM

Many unaware of HPV-cancer link, as related cancer rates rise

Even though HPV-related cancer rates continue to rise, a recent survey found that most Americans don’t know about the connection between HPV and cancer.

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Twitter chat - breast reconstruction

10/30/2019 12:00 AM

Q&A: Your questions answered about reconstructive breast surgery

In a recent chat on Twitter (#AskCTCA), Daniel Liu, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at our hospital in Chicago, answered your questions about breast surgery options and got down to the basics of breast reconstruction.

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Holiday meals

10/23/2019 12:00 AM

Holiday foods often provide comfort for those with cancer

Holiday meals may be a challenge for some cancer patients. Get help with these course-by-course recipes and tips to help plan your holiday meals.

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Active surveillance

10/16/2019 12:00 AM

Survey: Most men don’t follow advice on active surveillance for prostate cancer

Some prostate cancer patients who do not require immediate treatment may put themselves at risk by not following active surveillance guidelines.

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