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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...

Dr. Sunitha Avula joins Women’s Primary Health Partners

[caption id="attachment_22778" align="alignright" width="240"] Dr. Sunitha Avula, internal medicine physician dedicated to caring only for women[/caption] Sunitha Avula, M.D., experienced internal medicine physician, has joined Women’s Primary Health Partners—Drs. Roseann Horan and Marie Veldman. Women’s Primary Health Partners is located in the Silver Cross Health Center,...

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...

Heart Screening offers Peace of Mind

[caption id="attachment_22695" align="alignright" width="300"] Silver Cross Hospital cardiac nurse Mary Tonelli, R.N., administers an exam as part of a cardiac nuclear stress test to Joliet resident Rose Stroemer, whose cardiac baseline screening results were slightly elevated which prompted her to have further cardiac testing.[/caption] Heart disease...

New Urgent Care Opening in West Joliet

No one wants to wait for medical care. At the new Silver Cross Urgent Care, you won’t! Opening Monday, January 18, 2016 in the Silver Cross Professional Building at 1051 Essington Rd., Suite 100, Joliet, patients will receive prompt, compassionate care for sudden illnesses and...