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Local Physician Gets Taste of Her Own Medicine

OB/GYN’s Mother & Mother-in-Law Diagnosed with Devastating Disease

Joliet, IL (April 6, 2011)— Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year alone. These statistics mean that physicians deal with cancer a lot and are continuously studying the treatments available for their patients. However, for one local doctor, the lessons have gone beyond clinical care. This past year, Dr. Nicole Gress not only assisted one of  her physician partners, in her battle with breast cancer, but she also fought alongside both her mother and mother-in-law in their own battles against this painful disease.

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Physician Collides with Cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year alone. These statistics mean that physicians deal with cancer a lot and are continuously studying the treatments available for their patients. However, for OBGYN Nicole Gress, the lessons have gone beyond clinical care. This past year, she not only assisted her co-worker, Dr. Ka-Widmann, cope through her battle with Breast Cancer, but also fought alongside both her mother and mother-in-law in their own battles against this painful disease. “I felt like I was surrounded by breast cancer,” said Dr. Gress.

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Over 50? It May be Time for a Colonoscopy!

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the US, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age.  In fact, more than 90% of cases occur in people age 50 years and older. If everyone were screened regularly beginning at age 50, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided, since screening tests can find and remove precancerous polyps before they become malignant. And if colorectal cancer is detected early, treatment is more likely to be of benefit.

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Silver Cross Hospital Supports Lincoln-Way Student Intern Program

Joliet, IL (April 4, 2011) —Three mornings a week, 18 Lincoln-Way East High School students set aside their text books and came to Silver Cross Hospital for real-life lessons.  The free program offers a valuable experience and great opportunity for seniors enrolled in human anatomy and physiology class allowing them real insight into medical careers.

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Local Woman Grateful for new Life after Weight Loss Surgery

Joliet, IL (April 1, 2011) — After many years of unhealthy habits, Norma suffered from joint pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. “I was taking many medications and felt so lethargic,” said Crest Hill resident Norma Phillips. Fortunately, Norma’s health has greatly improved since she lost nearly 80 pounds after her REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band weight loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital in October of 2008.

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