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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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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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Oral-Drugs

7/31/2019 12:00 AM

Opting for oral cancer medications isn’t always as simple as taking a pill

Oral medications may be more convenient than injections or infusions, but that doesn’t mean they are appropriate for all patients.

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Stress

7/10/2019 12:00 AM

What is the relationship between stress and cancer?

Research has long supported a connection between inflammation and cancer. But what scientists are now learning is the implication inflammation may have on the relationship between psychological stress and cancer.

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Bacteria

5/22/2019 12:00 AM

Keeping belly bacteria balanced is key, but a challenge for cancer patients

Learn about the important role gut bacteria play in our overall health and in certain diseases, including cancer.

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Colorectal Cancer

5/15/2019 12:00 AM

Colorectal cancer risk factors that may already be affecting you

The first step in prevention and early detection is understanding that colorectal cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the colon or rectum divide uncontrollably, ultimately forming a malignant tumor.

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Sunscreen

4/15/2019 12:00 AM

What to know when choosing sunscreen

More than 3 million Americans develop skin cancer every year, making it the most common cancer in the United States. If you want to avoid adding to that statistic, it helps to know the truth behind sun protection. Here are the facts about five common myths to help you choose how to reduce your risk.

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