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Silver Cross Surgeons Use a Robot to perform over 2,000 Gynecologic & other Procedures

With one of the busiest robotic surgery programs in the Chicago area, Silver Cross Hospital has performed over 2,000 robotic procedures since the acquisition of the da Vinci Si Surgical System three years ago. Today, there are 27 surgeons specially trained in advanced robotic-assisted techniques performing...

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...

Help for Heartburn

For women with sensitive digestive systems eating spicy tacos or greasy pepperoni pizza, can be a sure way to flare up a nasty case of heartburn. Millions of Americans experience heartburn symptoms at least once a week. There are many causes that can activate heartburn including...

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...

10 Colonoscopy Myths Busted

There is nothing glamorous about having a colonoscopy. But the fact is it could save your life! A screening colonoscopy is the preferred way to detect colorectal cancer early and treat it effectively, but misconceptions continually prevent people from scheduling this painless procedure. So, Silver...

GPS Technology helps Diagnose Lung Cancer

[caption id="attachment_6988" align="alignright" width="261"] Dr. Kris McDonough is the first physician in the area to offer a new procedure to better locate lung cancer in hard to reach areas without surgery.[/caption] Silver Cross is the only hospital in Will and Grundy counties to offer a new...