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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Fundraiser Sunday for brain cancer research

    Meg and Dan Kresach, of Frankfort, intend to keep the promise they made to their daughter as she lay dying at the age of 22. They promised their only child, Olivia, that they would do what they could in supporting brain cancer research to try to ensure...
  • Nonprofit Special Spaces grants Batavia girl with leukemia new bedroom

    Nonprofit Special Spaces grants Batavia girl with leukemia new bedroom
    Three-year-old Ramona Bond's new room is a fancy fortress of unexplored goodies. A jeweled chandelier glimmers from the ceiling; and a crisp big-girl bunk bed ladder is there for her to climb in six seconds flat. Ramona, who was diagnosed with acute...
  • Acid reflux raises serious health concerns

     Acid reflux raises serious health concerns
    President Obama may have joked with reporters when they asked how his throat was feeling after he was diagnosed with acid reflux, but acid reflux can be a serious health threat. Up to 20% of Americans suffer from typical symptoms of gastroesophageal...
  • Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti doesn't mind a political fight

    Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti doesn't mind a political fight
    Bob Fioretti will tell you he doesn't mind a good political fight. The 2nd Ward alderman has battled Mayor Rahm Emanuel  - with mixed outcomes. Fioretti recalls the success of pushing to restore the water fee exemption enjoyed by some nonprofits and...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Gleason score indicates grade of prostate cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 73 and just had a prostate biopsy that showed a malignant tumor with a Gleason score of 8. Is this an indication of an aggressive cancer, and if so, what are my treatment options? ANSWER: The Gleason score indicates the grade of...
  • US Rep Alan Nunnelee of Miss. eulogized as public servant and family man sustained by faith

    The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest source of pride didn't come from a political office. "The title I'm most proud of is 'Dad,'" Nunnelee said in a video clip played...
  • Gala nets almost $1M for hospital

    Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson was recently honored with the second annual Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. The event, which raised almost $1 million, was staged at the Diplomat Resort & Spa...
  • From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate

    From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate
    When I walked through the door of Carl and Jodi Krawitt's well-appointed hillside home the other day, I could tell their 6-year-old son Rhett was not super happy to see me. I'd interrupted him as he was getting ready for a swimming lesson. It was easy...
  • On the home court with Brenda Frese

    “Markus and Tyler, did you both take your shoes off?” presses the twins’ mother, Brenda Frese. “And did you find all the balls downstairs?” comes the follow-up inquiry. “Mom!” cries Markus, struggling mightily...
  • Arlington Heights couple marries after 22 years and a cancer battle

    Arlington Heights couple marries after 22 years and a cancer battle
    For 22 years, an Arlington Heights couple persevered some of life's biggest struggles hand in hand but without a band on their fingers. Mark Wyatt, 53, and Anna Ridarelli, 56, finally exchanged wedding rings Friday at noon at the Rolling Meadows...
  • CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'

     CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'
    Karen Lewis strode a few paces from her Merchandise Mart office to a conference room with downtown views, clad in a royal blue skirt and head wrap that contrasted with a pair of Chicago Teachers Union red high-tops. She was ready to talk about her...