| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:17 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 4:50 PM
He keeps a healthy diet, rarely has medical complaints and has little time to drop by the doctor's office, so like many Americans over 50, Ted Mathias just didn't get around to taking one of modern medicine's most significant examinations.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:28 AM
More than 1,300 walkers and their supporters wound through Markham Park in Sunrise for the recent Make-A-Wish Southern Florida 5K Walk for Wishes, which raised more than $225,000 — the most in the event's six-year history.
The winners: the...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 10:11 AM
Members of Westchester Community Church are helping children and teens fighting cancer.
The church recently sponsored a toy and gift card drive to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides comfort...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 1:44 PM
When Kendall Rudolph of Bartlett was two, she lost her hair from chemotherapy treating her lymphoblastic leukemia. Recently, the sophomore at Bartlett High School chose to have her long locks and full head of healthy hair shaved, to raise money for The...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:25 AM
LEESBURG — Pat Tutton's great-granddaughter is fighting cancer 1,125 miles away.
But Tutton isn't letting the distance separating them prevent her from helping.
The 75-year-old Mid-Florida Lakes resident learned in October that Lexy Lamp, 5, of...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Christopher Jewell, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering, was awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy to develop gene therapy to promote cancer immunity, the...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:12 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Her lawyers say that Cassandra C. has been a powerful advocate for herself throughout her ordeal, first in refusing chemotherapy in the fall and, at a hearing Monday, now cancer-free after several months of court-ordered treatment, in...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 11:30 AM
Two-year-old Christian Gaél Sebek loves his family and cars. They were devastated when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January. Unfortunately, his journey with cancer is just beginning.
But Christian's 8-year-old brother, Aidan,...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:14 PM
When Cathy Chiaramonte, a fourth-grade teacher at Eldersburg Elementary School, had a headache for three weeks in January, she though it was just a sinus problem.
Chiaramonte, 54, was diagnosed in February with glioblastoma multiforme after an episode...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:26 AM
An Orland Park man is enjoying more than a year's supply of free hot sauce, which he credits with triggering a seizure that may have helped save his life.
Randy Schmitz, 30, said that after sampling Flashbang hot sauce on a toothpick last August at...