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Breast Cancer

Oncology nurse chooses Silver Cross

Reprinted from the Joliet Herald-News By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND Kathleen Wilk is no stranger to cancer. She is an oncology nurse at Christ Outpatient Infusion in Oak Lawn. Wilk’s sister, Melissa Geible of Tinley Park, was diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago at the age of 38. Wilk always...

Lymphedema Care at AbilityLab at Silver Cross

If you or someone you know is a cancer patient or survivor, it’s critical you maintain the things in life that are important to you—your energy, your mobility and your activity level. The therapists at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) use...

Breast Cancer: Myths vs. Facts

With all the information available about breast cancer, sometimes it’s hard to distinguish fact from fiction. For instance, a common myth is that most breast cancers run in families. The truth is, only five to 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, which means they’re...

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...