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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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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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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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Drug recall

10/2/2019 12:00 AM

What you need to know: Drugs recalled because of possible carcinogen contamination

Recent recalls of drugs used to treat acid reflux and hypertension are raising concerns among millions of Americans. Dr. Anthony Perre at CTCA Philadelphia tells you what you need to know.

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Dr. Abdul Hamid Alraiyes

9/26/2019 12:00 AM

Q&A: What you should know about the lung disease outbreak linked to vaping

To address concerns about the vaping-related lung illness, Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, MD, FCCP, Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at our hospital in Chicago, answered your questions in a recent Twitter chat.

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Pancreatic cancer

9/18/2019 12:00 AM

How does cancer do that? Pancreatic cancer cells find ways to survive

But, despite these incredible advancements, one of the most common cancers continues to vex doctors and researchers: pancreatic cancer.

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E Cigarrtte

9/13/2019 12:00 AM

Clearing the air: E-cigarettes, vaping raise public health concerns

Given that brain development continues into the early and mid-20s, exposure to nicotine and other harmful chemicals is setting them on a path that may not only impact their developing brains, but could lead to addiction, or even worse, lung cancer.

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Grapefruits and grapefruit juice

8/28/2019 12:00 AM

What’s the deal with grapefruit juice and certain medications?

There’s at least one downside to drinking grapefruit juice: You can’t have grapefruit juice when taking some prescription medications. Why? Grapefruit juice can prevent specific medications from working as designed and/or create serious side effects.

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Biomarkers

8/21/2019 12:00 AM

Identifying biomarkers gives doctors known targets to treat many cancers

Doctors are increasingly relying on biomarkers, which help determine a patient’s overall health and/or the presence disease. Learn what biomarkers are and why they are increasingly important in cancer care.

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