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Retiree lives pain-free after minimally invasive spine surgery

Published Wed 7/1/15

Most days you can find Keith Affeld working in his yard or tinkering with his 1940 Chevy sedan. Having worked in a steel mill for 43 years, he is no stranger to the rigors of physical labor. At 65, he still mows his own lawn. “Throughout my career I’ve done a lot of lifting, turning, twisting, climbing and hammering, never suffering from more than a minor muscular backache,” he explained. However, that all changed in October 2014, when Affeld reached down to pick a weed from his wife’s flower garden.

Michael J. Lee, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

Specialties:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spine & Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
773-834-3531

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A sisterhood of cancer survivors lead each other on a path to advocacy

Published Mon 1/13/20

A two-day training allows survivors of cervical cancer to turn their personal experiences with cancer into advocacy to help others.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

Published Tue 3/24/20

University of Chicago Medicine medical oncologist Sonali M. Smith, MD, and gynecologic oncologist Nita Karnik Lee, MD, MPH, answer questions about coronavirus for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

Raphael C. Lee, MD, ScD, DSc (Hon)

Paul and Allene Russell Professor of Surgery

Specialties:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Radiation Burn Reconstruction
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Reconstruction of Varicose Veins
773-702-6302

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Study shows Narcissistic Personality Disorder may have a biological component

Published Wed 4/29/20

A study led by University of Chicago Medicine psychiatrist and personality disorder specialist Royce Lee, MD, found there may be a biological component to Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Cancer Prevention and Control

The overall goals of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program are to harness the intellectual capacity at UChicago to determine the environmental, genetic, psychological, biobehavioral, and economic factors underlying the etiology, risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and survivorship of cancer.