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10 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer – Infographic

Aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in American women, according to the American Cancer Society. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help prevent the disease from even occurring. While there is never a guarantee, these steps can...

Comedienne Finds Laughter through Breast Cancer Fight

Second-City Trained Comedienne Coming to Silver Cross October 12 Today, Tracy DeGraaf says getting breast cancer was a blessing. It was a bit of a different story at the time of her diagnosis in April 2016. In fact, the Christian author, speaker, comedienne, and mother of...

University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

[caption id="attachment_23822" align="alignright" width="300"] Donna Skiniotes met up with Dr. Grace Suh at the 5-year anniversary of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital. Donna was treated for breast cancer by Dr. Suh in October 2015.[/caption] More than 300 current and former...

Celebrating 5 Years in New Lenox

Five years ago, Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox on Feb. 26, 2012. Since then, Silver Cross has cared for more than 1.3 million patients while continuing to bring new services and enhanced expertise to the...

Breast Cancer Survivor Paying it Forward as a Volunteer at Siona Health Care Boutique at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross

[caption id="attachment_23063" align="alignright" width="300"] Siona Bitton from the Siona Health Care Boutique at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital reviews new products with Cheryl Otsuka, breast cancer survivor and Volunteer at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] Over ten years ago, Cheryl Otsuka...

3D surface imaging minimizes risk for breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy

[caption id="attachment_22784" align="alignleft" width="225"] Dr. Anne McCall[/caption] Dianna Bakker was diagnosed with cancer of the left breast last April. She underwent chemotherapy followed by a mastectomy in September. Although Dianna's first medical oncologist  did not recommend radiation therapy, Dianna, who had immersed herself researching her treatment options, found...