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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • I rescued her and she saved me

    In October 2013 my family and I went to Myrtle Beach. It was cold and rainy but we tried to make the best of it. Walking down the strip past some abandoned hotels we thought we spotted a rat. Looking closer we saw it was a tiny puppy. We picked her up and...
  • New Easter egg hunt offers more than '10 minutes of mayhem'

    New Easter egg hunt offers more than '10 minutes of mayhem'
    Not even the cold could keep the hundreds of area children from the treat-filled eggs that awaited them in Lake Zurich's Lions Park on March 28. Lions Park turned into two separate seas of children that afternoon, separated by age group, after Mayor Tom...
  • Volunteer Tammy Ward works fundraising magic

    Tammy Ward may have the drive of a saleswoman, but she has the heart of a mom. That's what has driven her to spend the last 17 years organizing fundraisers in the Griswold school system. "Fundraising is something I truly enjoy doing," said Ward. "But it'...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
  • Harwood woman creates fun-filled flash mob dance scenes

    Court side in the Comcast Center in College Park, the scene looked like hundreds of other University of Maryland home basketball games. The evening of Feb. 16, 2013, the opposing team was Duke. Then, during a break in the first half, a group of six young...
  • Efren Navarro is inspired to do well with Angels after father's death

    Efren Navarro is inspired to do well with Angels after father's death
    A winter of sorrow has given way to a spring of contentment for Efren Navarro, whose superb exhibition season in the wake of his father's death has positioned the first baseman/outfielder for a spot on the Angels bench. Efren Navarro Sr., who was...
  • Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards

    Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards
    "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is one of the biggest, boldest, bravest and, ultimately, most inspiring documentaries I have ever seen. Set in large part at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital, the PBS film from producer Ken Burns and director...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • Going bald for a good cause

    Going bald for a good cause
    Chloe VanWitzenburg (left) and Caroline Carani, students at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, were among 10 girls who recently donated to both Wigs for Kids — which provides real hair for children who have lost theirs to cancer treatment —...
  • UCF student who survived cancer now helps fight it

    UCF student who survived cancer now helps fight it
    Chris Hixon was only a kindergartner when he pressed the alert button, calling the nurses to attention so they hurried into his hospital room. He wanted them to see what he could see: A perfect view of the fireworks exploding over the city of...
  • Radiation options for breast cancer treatment

    Radiation options for breast cancer treatment
    Radiation plays a significant role in treating patients with breast cancer, but there are more options now that can reduce the time spent in therapy or the amount of healthy tissue treated. Dr. Maria C. E. Jacobs, director of radiation oncology at Mercy...