Tag: Cancer

Depression Screening in Outpatient Cancer Care

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that depression affects approximately 15% to 25% of cancer patients and that identifying and treating depression is an important part of cancer care. Following the practice of other physician offices in the Edward Health System in Greater Chicago,…

The New Face of Oral Cancer

Jerry Wilck had no reason to suspect anything. Why would he? He only smoked for a couple of years and gave it up more than 40 years ago. He didn’t drink excessively, didn’t have a family history of cancer, and took good care of…

A Rainbow of Ribbons

It all started with a peach-colored ribbon. In the early 1990s, breast cancer survivor Charlotte Haley personally distributed hand-made peach ribbons to people at shopping centers near her California home. She asked people to wear the ribbon and write to their legislators. Along with…

DVT, PE & Cancer

An estimated 900,000 people in the U.S. develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) each year. Up to 20 percent of these cases occur in cancer patients. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates there are 100,000-180,000 fatal PE cases annually, making DVT/PE the…

DVT, PE & Cancer

This article appeared June 13 in the online edition of ADVANCE. The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis. Cancer and DVT. (2012). Retrieved from the World Wide Web, www.preventdvt.org Kasthuri, R. National Blood Clot Alliance. Cancer and Blood Clots: Clinical Corner. (2012). Retrieved from the World Wide Web: www.stoptheclot.org Raskob, G., et…

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