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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Along with 2,000 men and women of all ages wearing a variety of pink apparel, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health employees and breast cancer patients and their family members participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K (3.1. mile)...

Special Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Protects Heart & Lungs

[caption id="attachment_7477" align="alignright" width="300"] Kimberly De Nardo, BS, R.T.(R)(T), Lead Radiation Therapist; Nicki Fender, RN; Jacqueline Naas; Eugenia Perevalova, Physicist; and Christine Darin, BS RTT, Radiation Therapist[/caption] For 43-year-old Jacqueline Naas traveling two hours round trip to receive state-of-the-art prone breast radiation therapy at the University...

Cancer Clinical Trials 101

 Submitted by Kristin Kipping-Johnson, Research Assistant with University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital According to the most recent American Cancer Society statistics, the lifetime risk of a woman (living in the United States) developing cancer is approximately 1 in 3. While...

New PET/CT Detects Cancer Early

Silver Cross Hospital is enhancing its diagnostic imaging capabilities with the addition of a new, state-of the-art Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography system (PET/CT).  This advanced technology, which is now located inside the Hospital’s Imaging Department, offers early and highly accurate detection of cancer.  A physician’s...