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Beyond Cancer | Article Index

There are 25 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. CONNECTIONS QUARTERLY APRIL 2016 by The Rev. Frederick Rajan

    Summary: Health and Wellness Education and Training At the request of many congregations, we will offer again this year a 10 session training, Lay School of Pastoral Care, which focuses on...

  2. SPRING SERIES - EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

    Summary: Dear colleague in Ministry: Greetings! I am thrilled to share with you exciting and useful health and wellness related educational programs we will be offering at our hospitals, which...

  3. THE COLORS OF CANCER (IN MY EYES) by Rev Digna Soria-Campanano

    Summary: I had a chance to take personal time off during the Christmas holiday. Instead of seeing a scenic and beautiful landscape at the Grand Canyon in AZ, my husband and I decided to visit our...

  4. IMPORTANCE OF CANCER SCREENING IN THE ASIAN-AMERICAN POPULATION by Ghanshyam Shah M.D., MBA

    Summary: According to the US Census Bureau, Asian-Americans constitute 5.1% of the population in Illinois with the greatest concentration in the Chicagoland area, and the counties of Champaign and...

  5. CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATORS by Heather L. Jernstad RN, BSN

    Summary: Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) are vital to conducting clinical trials as they must be thoroughly trained in the requirements for ethical human clinical research, especially...

  6. WE ARE by Rev. Arlyn Tolzmann

    Summary: We are here by grace because we did not give up. We are here because of those who supported us and they did not give up. We are here because those in medicine learned much from those...

  7. ONCOLOGY NURSE NAVIGATION KEEPING PATIENTS ON COURSE AT SHERMAN by Janeen V Bazan, RN, OCN, BSN, CCRP & Mary Gleason, RN, OCN

    Summary: The Nurse Navigation role at Advocate Sherman Hospital began with our Women's Center Nurse Navigator. The program has expanded to include two oncology nurse navigators with breast/lung...

  8. A PATIENT'S VIEW OF ALL THAT ADVOCATE SHERMAN HOSPITAL OFFERS TO THEIR PATIENTS by Donna Huebner

    Summary: I have been battling my Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia for 8 ½ months and during my daily treatments I have had the privilege of encountering over 30 departments and services at Advocate...

  9. RADIATION ONCOLOGY by Kari Weisenberger, RT(T)

    Summary: Radiation Oncology opened at the new Sherman Hospital in January of 2010 with a Varian iX Linear Accelerator. This was a new opportunity to offer Radiation services to patients at...

  10. GOD’S REPRESENTATIVE…PART OF A TEAM by Rev. Arlyn Tolzmann

    Summary: Before meeting with cancer patients, I seek to release my own tensions of the day and seek guidance through prayer to be totally present to every patient, as God's representative. It is...

  11. PRECISION TREATMENT IMPROVING CANCER SURVIVAL RATES by Kathleen Troher

    Summary: If you have cancer, here is some good news. Your chances for survival are better now than they would have been a few decades ago. The encouraging news is among the findings from a...

  12. 3 BREAST CANCER PREVENTION MYTHS by Natasha Taylor

    Summary: Many ideas, some true and some false, surround breast cancer. This can make it difficult to know exactly where to focus your energy in prevention and early detection efforts. There are...

  13. WOMAN FINDS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS AFTER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS by Natasha Taylor

    Summary: Julie Donofrio, her four sisters and mother are vigilant about breast cancer screenings. Like clockwork, they get mammograms each October as the nation marks Breast Cancer Awareness...

  14. HIGH SUGAR INTAKE MAY BE LINKED TO BREAST CANCER by Natasha Taylor

    Summary: A recent study on mice may link sugar consumption to breast cancer development and its metastasis to the lungs. The study included four groups of mice who received different diets over...

  15. SKIN CANCER RATES RISING IN YOUNG WOMEN by Natasha Taylor

    Summary: According to new research, women who tan indoors are six times more likely to develop melanoma before turning 30 compared to young women who do not tan indoors. Analysis of the data...

  16. ONCOLOGY AT ADVOCATE GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL by Charlotte Dioguardi, RN, BSN

    Summary: In our cancer program we offer services and activities to people diagnosed with cancer, as well as services for their families. Our associates work hard to make these programs special....

  17. IORT–INTRAOPERATIVE RADIATION THERAPY by Barry S. Rosen, MD, FACS

    Summary: Although standard breast radiation treatment for lumpectomy patients remains highly effective, it is administered five times a week for up to seven weeks following surgery, which...

  18. PATIENT NAVIGATION - GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL by Susan Brady, RN, BSN, OCN

    Summary: Cancer is a complex and emotional diagnosis to receive. Many questions and concerns come to mind immediately after hearing a cancer diagnosis. Most patients and family members do not...

  19. HEALING YOGA FOR THE CANCER SURVIVOR by Heidi Wiltse, RN, BSN, OCN

    Summary: As an organization committed to overall wellness, yoga should immediately come to mind. The oncology department partnered with the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Health & Fitness...

  20. HOW GARLIC CAN CONTRIBUTE TO COLON CANCER PREVENTION by Kathleen Troher

    Summary: Want to reduce your risk for colon cancer? Consider heaping on the garlic at mealtime. The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) recently released a list of six steps that...

  21. OBESITY LINKED TO COLON CANCER by Dr. Sunil Joseph, MD

    Summary: Most people know that obesity is linked to heart disease, but did you know that it also increases the risk for colon cancer? This is due to many factors, including: Fat tissue...

  22. COULD GENES BE THE KEY TO IDENTIFYING BREAST CANCER? by Mickey Ramirez

    Summary: New research reveals that mutations of a specific gene – GT198 – have been identified as a linkage to both early onset breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Scientists, doctors and...

  23. CANCER PREVENTION STARTS WITH HEALTHY LIVING by Dr. Ashwani Garg, MD

    Summary: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world with 1.4 million new cases diagnosed in 2012, according to the World Cancer Research Fund International. It’s estimated that...

  24. COPING WITH A CHILD’S CANCER DIAGNOSIS by Kallie Kouvelis

    Summary: Criss Angel, famous magician and illusionist, recently had to cancel his new “Believe” magic show in Las Vegas due to his son’s recent cancer diagnosis. Johnny, his 2-year-old son, was...

  25. NEW TREATMENT FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS by Ann T. Warren, MD

    Summary: If you are like many breast cancer patients, you have had adjunctive hormonal therapy which may have put you into menopause at an early age. The unfortunate side effect of this necessary...