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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...

Specialist Spotlight: Breast Reconstruction

[caption id="attachment_6992" align="alignleft" width="270"] Matthew Endara, M.D., Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Silver Cross Hospital[/caption] At just 32 years old, Dr. Matthew Endara is frequently called upon by his colleagues to help patients after a traumatic injury or illness. The young plastic and reconstructive surgeon is using his...

Don’t Blow-Off Your Annual Mammogram!

[caption id="attachment_6748" align="alignright" width="300"] Barbara Shoemaker, senior occupational therapist and certified lymphedema therapist from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital; Anne McCall, M.D., radiation oncologist from the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital; breast cancer patient and...

New Treatments for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. On the contrary, there are more than 2.8...