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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • NHL pluses and minuses: Canadian teams honor fallen soldiers

    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + Bravo to the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens for coordinating a stirring ceremony Saturday to honor Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and...
  • Komen race unites family, friends to run or walk for breast cancer cure

    Komen race unites family, friends to run or walk for breast cancer cure
    When a 17-year-old high school senior was the first to cross the finish line in this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, he was soon followed by his parents, a sister — and his cancer-surviving 73-year-old grandmother. Conner Masteran, a...
  • Kim Sweer's Survival Story

    Kim Sweer's Survival Story
    In January I felt a pea-size lump above my breast.  My oncologist suggested that I schedule a mammogram/ultrasound.  The results were not certain the tumor was malignant and my medical team suggested removal and a biopsy.  A week after my surgery, I was...
  • Susann Milbourne's Survival Story

    Susann Milbourne's Survival Story
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. One morning I noticed a little bump the size of a dime on my upper left breast. I showed it to my OB/GYN and he said it’s not cancer because it moves like jelly; it would be hard if it was cancer....
  • A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat

    A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat
    We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed. “Are you OK?” the nurse asked. Was she insane? Which...
  • Best bets in the Western suburbs, Oct. 16-22

    Best bets in the Western suburbs, Oct. 16-22
    Event highlights this weekend and beyond in the Western suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events. All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear Experience...
  • Second-hand smoke is bad news for people and pets

    Second-hand smoke is bad news for people and pets
    Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. -- D.G.,...
  • Saint Francis Partners With Dana-Farber For Clinical Trials

    The parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center announced Friday a new collaboration that allows local blood-cancer patients treated at Saint Francis to take part in clinical trials offered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Saint...
  • Elizabeth Medina's Survival Story

    Elizabeth Medina's Survival Story
    From 2002 to 2009 I had annual mammograms and no abnormalities. In 2009, I decided to take charge of my health. A major lifestyle change resulted in the loss of 45 pounds and a new-found love and passion to be fit and active. I was so happy and proud of...
  • Breast Cancer Survivors Become Advocates Helping Others

    Breast Cancer Survivors Become Advocates Helping Others
    Erica Bartol is a registered nurse, so she considers it ironic that it took a TV show to remind her to do monthly breast examinations. "I was watching the Dr. Oz show in the break room while having a snack. He was doing a breast cancer awareness show. I...
  • Cancer again strikes track star -- and again he goes public

    Cancer again strikes track star -- and again he goes public
    In 1994, when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, middle-distance track star Steve Scott felt an obligation to warn other men about the disease. He talked openly with reporters and urged men to see their doctors. With surgery and chemotherapy,...