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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By David Wolraich, MD
While mouth and throat cancers are less common than breast, colon, prostate or skin cancers, in recent years the number of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related throat cancer cases has continued to grow. Our board-certified Otolaryngologist, Dr. David Wolraich, weighs in on the potential reasons for such an increase, shares symptoms to be aware of and how you can reduce your risk.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Ear, Nose, & Throat

By Fares Hamad, DO
A study published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), tracked cancer trends in the United States for common cancers types over a ten year period, from 1995 to 2014.1 The study found an increase in the number of cancer cases being diagnosed in young adults for several cancer types including colorectal, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and uterine. The rising number of young adults being diagnosed with colorectal cancer shows the importance in knowing what symptoms to watch for, and talking with your primary care physician early on to establish a screening schedule that takes into consideration your personal and family health history. By taking a more proactive approach, you can lower your risk of developing colorectal and other cancers.

By Hal Kipfer, MD
Did you know that your breast is given a density score of A, B, C, or D? Knowing your breast density score is an important part of managing your breast health and understanding your overall risk of developing breast cancer.

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Men's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer

By Dr. Theresa Lee
What you need to know prior to thyroid cancer surgery.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & General Health

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in males, affecting approximately 1 in 7 men. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, more than 161,000 new cases will be diagnosed. Because it is such a common and potentially fatal disease, early detection and prompt treatment is critical. MRI exams are currently the best non-invasive tool for more accurate detection of prostate cancer and assist in the development of the appropriate treatment plan. DMG’s Radiologists explain why MRI’s are a preferred screening option for prostate cancer.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer, Diagnostic Testing, Men's Health & Radiology

By Dr. Berggren
Everyday life can seem like a balancing act. The demands that come from our family and work often make putting our own health last on our priority list. As a practicing, board-certified dermatologist for over a decade, my job is to educate my patients on skin cancer prevention, as well as diagnose and treat skin conditions. So imagine my surprise, when in April of this year, my husband spotted an unfamiliar mole on the crease behind my knee.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Oncology
Vaccinating can prevent multiple cancers caused by HPV.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer, Children's Health & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
There are many forms of prostate cancer treatment options. The main surgical option, known as a prostatectomy, can be performed through various types of surgeries.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Men's Health

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