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5 Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

Colon cancer does not get the same high-profile attention as other diseases, but it should.  In Will County*, it’s the  third most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and men, as well as the third leading cause of cancer deaths. There is good news. It can be...

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...

AnnaMarie’s husband smoked – until he got Lung Cancer

[caption id="attachment_22700" align="alignright" width="200"] AnnaMarie Prah and her husband Chuck - now cancer-free.[/caption] Chuck Prah smoked most of his life – right up to the day when he had the first of two surgeries to remove the cancer in his lungs. It was on Christmas Eve 2014, during...

Ignoring Severe Heartburn Can Harm Your Health

Millions of Americans with sensitive digestive systems experience heartburn symptoms at least once a week. There are many causes that can activate heartburn including medications, spicy or greasy foods, obesity, and even stress. Being aware of what flares up your heartburn will help you avoid...