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Breast Cancer

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  • St. Patrick's volunteer 'just marvelous with residents'

    Nearly every weekday, Aurora resident Jennie Sirois follows the same routine. Each morning, she heads over to St. Patrick's Residence, the nursing and rehabilitation facility in Naperville, to volunteer. There she spends several hours assisting with...
  • Doctor turns to art after brain injury halts her medical career

    Doctor turns to art after brain injury halts her medical career
    Dr. Cindy LaRoe dabs her paintbrush into a gray tube of paint and spreads it along the canvas in the living room of her Eustis home. It wasn't long ago that instead of painting LaRoe, 57, would be at the office diagnosing and treating patients. In...
  • Quickly: 'Where were all the people at the Memorial Day service?'

    Quickly: 'Where were all the people at the Memorial Day service?'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at 312-222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. Ten years ago, I almost lost my wife to breast cancer. I've done more window shopping...
  • So it's the final show? How to wrap a TV series up

    A number of prominent shows signed off for good this season. They won awards, they went their own ways, they played it unsafe. And in the case of "Two and a Half Men," that could mean viewers might want to get themselves checked out. These series are...
  • Plant-based hormone therapy good alternative in menopause

    Hot flashes, disrupted sleep, vaginal dryness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, bone loss: These issues are all too common when women's estrogen levels drop and hormones become imbalanced during the transition to menopause. However, for women who...
  • Fitness Files: Women should take risk of heart disease more seriously

    "Women are six more times likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer." "More women die of heart disease than men." "'Broken heart syndrome' is a condition affecting women more frequently." "Heart disease in women is handled less...
  • A second opinion could save your life

    A second opinion could save your life
    At age 29, Los Angeles resident Liza Bernstein was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. If the now 50-year-old community organizer hadn't questioned the advice of the first oncologist she saw after undergoing a lumpectomy, she's not sure she'd...
  • Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

    The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can...
  • Cancer charity scam a reminder to donate cautiously

    Americans are generous, donating a fortune annually to charitable causes. There always are people who will take advantage of that generosity, and the massive cancer charity scam alleged last week is a reminder to donate cautiously. Authorities said...
  • 'Nothing More Rewarding' Than Volunteering, Plainville Woman Says

    'Nothing More Rewarding' Than Volunteering, Plainville Woman Says
    If there were a contest for extreme volunteering, anyone in it would have a hard time competing against Laura LaCombe. Since 1999, LaCombe has assumed various roles as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement and the United Way of...
  • Waukegan cancer survivor honored for helping others fight

    Waukegan cancer survivor honored for helping others fight
    Maggie Powell was diagnosed with breast cancer on Nov. 12, 1997, a few weeks before her 47th birthday. Today, the Waukegan resident is a survivor tirelessly advocating for cancer-related issues. Powell was recently named the American Cancer Society...