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Make March the month to learn about colorectal cancer

If you are 45 years old or older March is also a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer and your risks of developing this common disease.

A problem solver’s path leads to cancer survivorship

Taking a practical, well-reasoned approach to his cancer diagnosis pays off for this cancer survivor.

Summer means time to provide additional skin protection

Did you know your skin is your largest organ? It’s not to be taken for granted while you are working or recreating outdoors during these warm weather months.

Acting on mutated genes provides knowledge to families and results for generations

Some families choose genetic counseling to make decisions today and pass on knowledge to the next generation.

Gynecologic oncologist provides convenience of specialized care in east central Illinois

Carle Cancer Institute Normal and Carle Cancer Institute Urbana are fortunate to have a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Her presence provides convenience and expertise to women who otherwise may have to travel long distances for treatment.

Three-time cancer survivor finally 'ready to talk about it'

September cancer survivor retreat open to all aims to help patients, families continue moving forward after a cancer diagnosis.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides post-radiation relief

After prostate cancer treatment, Milton Rhodes learned hyperbaric oxygen therapy could help with his uncommon side effect.

Colon cancer-free now: 'My irresponsibility got their attention'

Surgeon: Most of the time we can remove colon polyps during the screening. If they’re precancerous, we're done.

Don't let fear of pain keep you from life-saving mammogram

Funded by Carle Health Center for Philanthropy, new feature provides less pinching, squishing and discomfort during annual necessity.

Ovarian cancer survivor advises 'Get a team and get to work'

Carle’s cancer care includes treatment, support groups, counseling and more to guide patients from diagnosis through remission.

Here when you need it, sustaining breast cancer care for generations

No matter large or small – year-end gifts support important cancer center work and honor the legacy of Linda Mills.

Study findings will give women more breast cancer information

Study results spare women unnecessary chemotherapy treatment if tests indicate it’s not likely to provide enough benefit.

Why and when equally important for breast cancer screening

Scheduling a mammogram tops women’s minds in October, but online scheduling makes the process easier any time of day or year.

'One in a million' mom tackles cancer head-on

Early detection key to mom beating rare genetic cancer. Maintaining vigilance will reduce her risk for others.

'Knock-your-socks-off' team energizes cancer survivor

Survivor shares her tips for beating cancer: Gratitude, support and cozy chairs make battling cancer easier.

It may not be the best day of your life, but it could save it

Carle encourages people to get colon screenings in Urbana, Danville, Monticello and Mattoon-Charleston to save lives.

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