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Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center

The Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center is dedicated to supporting the health education needs of the community. An annual benefit funds the Resource Center as well as the Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program, including sponsorship of the Myra Rubenstein Weis Cancer Survivorship Seminars.

Located at Highland Park Hospital, the Resource Center is a private place to obtain information when making healthcare decisions.

Visitors are welcome to stop by to browse our collection and enjoy our relaxing environment between appointments or during other idle time in the hospital.

Our personal, confidential assistance is available free of charge to help you find the health information you need. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to request services, call the Resource Center Coordinator at 847.480.2727 or email

In the Spotlight - Prostate Cancer

About Prostate Cancer

Next to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. It is most commonly found in men over the age of 65. At NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), our experts in medical oncology, urology, surgery and radiation oncology have established the John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health to offer men the full range of options and help them manage and navigate prostate cancer symptoms, screening and treatment.

The major risk factors for prostate cancer include genetic, dietary, and environmental factors that affect male hormones and make a man more susceptible to this cancer. Some evidence has suggested that heredity may play a role in prostate cancers. Men with a family history of the disease have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of prostate cancer can vary, but may include:

  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Frequent urination (especially at night)
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Pain or burning sensation while urinating
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • A pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn't go away

Other conditions may cause similar symptoms, so they do not automatically indicate that a man has prostate cancer. For this reason, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor if these symptoms occur to determine their cause and appropriate treatment.

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