Dr. Thomas Hensing, MD

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  • NorthShore University HealthSystem

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.

    But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report.

    Based on the results of a four-country study, the researchers recomm...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Michael Court is a scientist and a dog lover, so he jumped at the chance to enroll his golden retriever in a nationwide study aimed at fighting cancer and other ills in canines.

    The study, known as the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, hopes to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical trials are an invaluable tool in modern medicine, enabling scientists to gauge the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and medical devices.

    But there's a flaw in the current system, a new study argues. Researchers conducting a clinical...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring early stage prostate cancer instead of treating it may not be appropriate for all patients, especially black men, a new study indicates.

    According to background information with the study, there is currently controversy among oncologist...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow.

    But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance, according to oncologi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer rates in dogs are about the same as in people, but there are far fewer drug treatments specifically targeted for dogs.

    "Pets are living longer because of preventative health care. And we're able to diagnose cancers earlier. As a result, there is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to breast cancer risk, women's bras are off the hook, a new study says.

    To determine if concerns that have surfaced in the past over whether wearing bras might increase the chances of tumors, the researchers looked at types of bras w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

    Melanoma, accounting for about 5 percent of new cancers in the United States, is expected to be diagnos...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Airline pilots and flight crews may face as much as twice the risk of the type of skin cancer known as melanoma compared with the general population, according to a new analysis of existing research.

    However, it's not clear whether exposure to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reminder letters signed by family doctors improve the chances that women who are overdue for mammography will return for the breast cancer screening, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at nearly 5,400 women, ages 52 to 74, in British Columbi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colon / Rectal Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.

    Many of these patients have no greater risk of dying from colon ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncologic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the wrinkle fighter, might be a cancer fighter, too, according to a new animal study.

    Researchers working with mice are using Botox to try to combat stomach cancer by silencing nerves that connect to tumors. The work is still in its very...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the most aggressive melanomas, researchers say.

    Using this measure, investigators have found that the deadliest skin cancers occur most often on the head and neck of olde...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report.

    They followed more than 44,000 black women for 16 years. They found those who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours a week were...Full Article