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Cancer

Cancer is the abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth in a person’s body. Cancerous, or malignant cells divide too quickly for your body to respond and fight off these cells. Cancer can manifest itself almost anywhere in the body, therefore symptoms vary depending on what type of cancer a person has developed.

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8 Things to Know About Getting A Mammogram

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology

Do you know everything you need to know before you get your mammogram? Learn how early detection through mammography can save your life.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer , Diagnostic Testing & Women's Health

You Are Your Best Defense Against Breast Cancer

By DuPage Medical Group

Learn about breast cancer and mammography through our infographic.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer , Diagnostic Testing & Women's Health

Why You Should Get A Second Opinion

By DMG Integrated Oncology Program

Second opinions are common and can be valuable in providing you with a better understanding of your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer

Easy, Effective Skin Cancer Treatment

By Dr. Bhatia

Skin cancers may be effectively treated by several different methods. The most common ways include electrodesiccation and curettage (scraping and burning), cryotherapy (freezing), radiation therapy (x-rays), traditional excisional surgery and Mohs, or microscopically controlled surgery.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Skin Health

Common Skin Cancers

By Laura Collins, APN DCNP

Basal Cell Carcinoma is cancer of the skin that arises in the epidermis (most superficial layer of the skin). This is the most common cancer in humans, as well as the most common type of skin cancer.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Skin Health

Melanoma: Learn Your ABC's of Skin Health

By Laura Collins, APN DCNP

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocytes, which are the pigment producing cells of the skin. Melanoma most commonly occurs in the skin, however may also be found in the eyes, ears, GI tract, Central Nervous System and in the oral and genital mucous membranes.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Skin Health

Mammogram FAQs

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology

Learn more about mammograms, what they detect and why they are important. Be proactive about your health and schedule your annual mammogram today!

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer , Diagnostic Testing & Women's Health

Quiz: Are you at High Risk for Breast Cancer?

By DuPage Medical Group

Be proactive about your health and determine if you are considered high-risk for breast cancer by taking the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Quiz.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Women's Health

Oncologic Genetic Counseling

By DMG Integrated Oncology Program

DMG’s genetic counseling program is an important part of our commitment to providing outstanding oncology services to the patients and communities we serve. This service is available to individuals who are at an increased risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Women's Health

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