| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:10 PM
I feel like every week, I get a call from someone who asks, “Did you hear about so and so? He (or she) has cancer.” Learning that kind of news is upsetting and scary, as I can’t even imagine how devastating a cancer diagnosis must feel....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Cassandra C. has a form of cancer called Hodgkin lymphoma that, left untreated, would most likely kill her. The good news is that with chemotherapy, doctors give her an 85 percent chance of surviving.
At least that would normally be good news. But...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:53 AM
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,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 8:53 PM
For about a month, 17-year-old Cassandra C. has found herself isolated in a Connecticut hospital room under 24/7 observation.
A week into her stay, she said, she was strapped to a bed by her wrists and ankles and sedated. When she awoke, she found a...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Almost anyone would benefit by reducing the amount of fat in their diet. But the upside could be especially big for women with breast cancer.
New research presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests that a low-fat diet may...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Janet Pandrea died on April 2, 2002, from complications due to the chemotherapy she received for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
But the 65-year-old woman did not have cancer. A jury found Coral Springs Medical Center liable for the mistake that ultimately...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Not even a cancer diagnosis could dampen 17-year-old Shawn O'Neill's positive attitude.
Last year, while a junior at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Shawn sustained a minor injury during basketball practice that ultimately led to the discovery of...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:58 AM
When Dr. Jay Burton was battling blood cancer in 2010, he found that his medical background helped him handle many challenges on his own.
"One of the reasons I am still here is because I'm a doctor," said Burton, who lives in Longmeadow, Mass. "I knew...
| Dec 17, 2014
Just call it hospitaliano. Olive Garden is in the business of giving back. The popular Italian restaurant chain's Pasta for Pennies program benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised more than $90 million since 1994. Thousands of students...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, the team announced Monday.
Berry, 25, who was placed on the non-football injury list last month, ending his season, recently underwent a battery of tests at Emory...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...