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Holiday gift guide

12/4/2019 12:00 AM

Holiday gift guide with the cancer patient in mind

When looking for holiday gifts for someone with cancer, there are special circumstances to consider. Here are some holiday gift ideas designed especially for cancer patients.

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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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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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Holiday meals

10/23/2019 12:00 AM

Holiday foods often provide comfort for those with cancer

Holiday meals may be a challenge for some cancer patients. Get help with these course-by-course recipes and tips to help plan your holiday meals.

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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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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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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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