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Asbestos

2/12/2020 12:00 AM

For first responders, industrial workers and others, asbestos still poses a cancer risk

Asbestos is abundant, durable, versatile and found in many building products. But it can also cause cancer.

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Cancer screenings

12/23/2019 12:00 AM

Regular screenings can help detect oral, head and neck cancers

Preventing cancer is the goal. But diagnosing it early is just as important considering cancer found in its early stages is most treatable. Get the facts about these head and neck and details about screening.

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Skin cancer screening

12/16/2019 12:00 AM

Strange places to look for skin cancer

Many of us know that cancerous spots can appear in areas that get direct sun, like the face, arms and neck. But body parts that aren’t so visible, or as closely inspected, can also harbor unseen spots that may go undetected and, therefore, escape early intervention.

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What's the difference?

12/11/2019 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Plenty when it comes to cancer

To clear up some of the confusion, the Cancer Center 360 blog developed an occasional series called, “What's the difference?,” to familiarize patients with cancer terminology and help increase their cancer IQ. Below are summaries of the series installments from the past year.

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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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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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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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Clinical trials

10/9/2019 12:00 AM

Clinical trials are a key to drug research, yet participation remains low

Despite their importance to the development of new cancer treatments, few patients are in enrolled clinical trials.

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