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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Christine Kalafus: Cancer survivor runs 'Writing with Support' group

    A cancer diagnosis 14 years ago turned Christine Kalafus' life upside down. The 31-year-old was eight months pregnant when her doctor told her she had triple negative breast cancer. Five days later she was induced, delivered twins, had surgery to remove...
  • Business briefs: CTCA earns honor for breast cancer program

    Business briefs: CTCA earns honor for breast cancer program
    Business listings for fundraisers, move, honored for achievements. Bannockburn Move: Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) has moved into a new 37,000-square-foot building on a nine-acre wooded lot in Bannockburn. The new corporate headquarters will house...
  • Rocking fundraiser raising cash to fight cancer

    Rocking fundraiser raising cash to fight cancer
    Kari McCarthy of Oak Park knows it strikes most people as odd when she says her family feels lucky. Her 5-year-old daughter, Aria, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Diagnosed two years ago, Aria is on track to complete chemotherapy in May, a few days...
  • New Lady Pines crowned

    New Lady Pines crowned
    A breast cancer survivor who cheers up other seniors with her service dog was named Lady Pines and will represent the city during its 55th birthday celebration in April. Jamie Drzewicki beat out six other contestants during the pageant at the...
  • Ultimate soccer dad Dart McCarty inspires sons to chase MLS success

    Ultimate soccer dad Dart McCarty inspires sons to chase MLS success
    If you happen to wander into Palmano's in Winter Park for coffee on a Friday morning, chances are you will hear Dart McCarty cracking jokes and greeting regulars. McCarty's energy is hard to miss, a personality that fits the nickname — "Dart"...
  • More than 100 plunge into icy Lake Zurich

    More than 100 plunge into icy Lake Zurich
    Whether it's themselves or someone close to them, most people know someone affected by cancer. "A buddy of mine died a year ago in December from cancer," said Bill Ashton of Wonder Lake. "My grandson is fighting leukemia," said Lake Zurich's Dick...
  • Parents Fight For Daughter and Others With Rare Cancer

    Parents Fight For Daughter and Others With Rare Cancer
    Emily Ricker Sullivan of West Hartford is struck by her daughter's kindness. Kiley overheard a little girl crying in a hospital room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. "She said, 'I want to give her something,'" recalls Emily. "She went and got her...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...