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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...

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...

Cancer-Free in under a Month

  Jodi Dozier, a longtime smoker, went to see her physician for an annual physical.  Dr. Nanette Gormley ordered a chest-X-ray, which showed a nodule on Jodi’s lung that required further testing.  She chose to go to Silver Cross Hospital for the CT Lung Scan since...