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Hair dye and straigteners

2/5/2020 12:00 AM

Do hair dyes and straighteners cause breast cancer?

A recent study shows that some chemical hair straighteners and dyes may increase the risk of breast cancer in women, especially those of African-American descent.

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Rev. Percy McCray

12/24/2019 12:00 AM

Searching for the spirit of the season? It may be closer than you realize

We’ve all heard the phrase, “getting into the holiday spirit.” But have we stopped to consider what the spirit really is, and where it comes from?

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Caregivers

12/23/2019 12:00 AM

Managing the stress of being a caregiver

It’s normal to feel angry and have anxiety as you constantly worry about the loved one under your care. You may also experience a loss of control due to the restrictions that your loved one’s pain has put on your own life. If you ignore your own emotions, these feelings can lead not only to emotional distress but, over time, to physical distress.

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Dr. Weber

12/20/2019 12:00 AM

Heartache at home inspires passion for helping patients battle cancer

Dr. Jeffrey Weber explains how the loss of his daughter, Annie, to soft tissue sarcoma inspires his work as a Gastroenterologist at CTCA Phoenix.

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Supportive care for breast cancer

12/19/2019 12:00 AM

Managing pain with integrative care

Combining integrative and conventional pain management strategies for patients with chronic pain offers a more balanced approach and the potential for improved results. A growing body of research suggests mind-body therapies can help manage pain and reduce stress.

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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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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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Rev. Percy McCray

9/4/2019 12:00 AM

Is this cancer my fault?

Don’t blame yourself for your cancer, the Rev. Percy McCray says. Hope, not speculation or judgment, may help patients stay positive during their cancer journey.

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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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