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Chemotherapy

June 15, 2017

Busting myths: 7 common chemotherapy misconceptions

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you may experience fear, anger, sadness and confusion. This blog is an installment in an occasional series called “Busting myths,” designed to help dispel some widely held misconceptions about certain aspects of cancer.

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Tan

June 29, 2017

Is there such a thing as a safe suntan?

Is there a way to safely tan your skin without exposing it to the damage that may lead to skin cancer?

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Eat this, not that

12/10/2019 12:00 AM

Eat this, not that: Holiday edition

Our registered dietitians work closely with cancer patients on how to stay properly nourished through their treatment journey and have compiled some tips on how to enjoy that holiday party without splurging on the calories. Read more to get tips.

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Tasty meals

12/10/2019 12:00 AM

Serving up tasty meals for the cancer patient on your holiday guest list

With the holidays just around the corner, ‘tis the season for planning those family meals. This year, if your guest list includes a loved one undergoing cancer treatment, you may want to adjust the menu accordingly.

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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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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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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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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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HPV vaccine

11/6/2019 12:00 AM

Many unaware of HPV-cancer link, as related cancer rates rise

Even though HPV-related cancer rates continue to rise, a recent survey found that most Americans don’t know about the connection between HPV and cancer.

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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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