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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Saying no to cancer treatment

    Over the past 17 years, I have lived a good life. It has always just been me and my mom and all of our pets. My mom raised me well, to be a strong, competent and independent woman. She taught me right from wrong and always led me in the right direction,...
  • Luke DeCock: Stuart Scott's courage an inspiration to many

    Joey Doster spends enough time behind the scenes around athletes and celebrities to know they don't like to be bothered. And as an operations manager for security company Staff One, it's often his job to keep them from being bothered. Stuart Scott,...
  • Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at 49

    Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation. Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery and Scott was diagnosed with cancer. But he made a point of continuing to live...
  • Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

    Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons
    Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing her black hair. Brushing her false teeth. Putting on her makeup. "Sit down, I want to talk with you," she said. I sat on the closed toilet seat, two...
  • South Side beauty blogger battles her way back from brain tumor

     South Side beauty blogger battles her way back from brain tumor
    She has finished her rounds of chemotherapy and she's done with the radiation treatments. Slowly, she is being weaned off the other medications that are helping her fight the tumor in her brain. Earlier this year, online sensation Meechy Monroe was...
  • APNewsBreak: Connecticut girl says she knows she'll die without chemo but doesn't want it

    A 17-year-old girl being forced by state officials to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer said Thursday she understands she'll die if she stops treatment but it should be her decision. The state Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day state officials...
  • Cancer center on track to open next year

    Cancer center on track to open next year
    A new cancer center is expected to be up and running by this time next year in Hinsdale. Construction is on schedule for the $48 million Hinsdale Adventist Cancer Institute to be completed in 2015 and to open in 2016, said Kathy Hall, director of the...
  • 2015 preview: Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst

    2015 preview: Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst
    No one knows with certainty what the new year will bring. But here are some stories that are likely to make news in 2015. School board race in District 86 The race for three vacancies on the Hinsdale Township District 86 School board is likely to be...
  • FDA approves new ovarian cancer drug

    Opening a new chapter in the use of genomic science to fight cancer, the Food & Drug Administration on Friday approved olaparib, a medication for advanced ovarian cancer associated with a defective BRCA gene. The new drug, to be marketed under the...
  • Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul opens

    Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul opens
    The radiation therapy center and the Good Health Pharmacy are now operational on the first floor of the four-story, $22.3 million Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul Medical Center. Construction of the multidisciplinary center that includes procedure...
  • Through tragedy, new mom fights for marriage equality

    Through tragedy, new mom fights for marriage equality
    Joan Rodriguez cradles her month-old son in her arms and kisses him lightly on his furrowed brow. "His name is Liam," she says. "It means 'strong-willed warrior' — the perfect name for him." Certainly Liam's journey, though short, has not been...