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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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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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Jean and Briana

9/11/2019 12:00 AM

When mother and daughter have breast cancer, BRCA genes are not always the cause

When multiple generations of a family have breast cancer, it’s easy to assume it’s due to an inherited mutation such as the BRCA gene. But that’s hardly the case.

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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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Flu

8/7/2019 12:00 AM

Is it the flu or cancer? The two diseases share many common symptoms

The flu and some cancers share many common symptoms. Learn what to do if your flu symptoms worsen or do not get better after two weeks.

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