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American Cancer Society

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  • Attorney raises marathon amounts for charity

    Meet Chuck Aron. This 67-year-old dynamo has run half-marathons, full marathons, raced in Chicago, raced in Boston, raised thousands of dollars for charity — and is the inspiration for “Chuck’s Chicks,” a group of women he...
  • Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say

    Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say
    Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues. The new enemy is their waistlines. Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
  • Buffalo Grove volunteer honored by American Cancer Society

    Buffalo Grove volunteer honored by American Cancer Society
      Adam Schwartz first participated in an event to fight cancer when he was still a student at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Now, at 29, he is the youngest person to be inducted into the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Hall of Fame. "It...
  • Caution: Cancer risk elevated in women with dense breasts

    But new research offers reassurance that dense breasts don't raise risk of cancer death. Dense breast tissue can make it harder to see breast cancer on a mammogram. Dense breasts have more glandular and fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Past research...
  • Breast density law new tool in detection of cancer

    Breast density law new tool in detection of cancer
    Women with dense breast tissue will now get an extra warning about cancer. Dense breast tissue, while common in women, can make it harder to detect breast cancer. A new state law requires doctors to send women with dense breast tissue a special letter...
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research

    Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research
    The upcoming chefs' auction in Orland Park is an opportunity to sample fare from a dozen restaurants under one roof, win a special prize and raise money for charity. The Village of Orland Park is partnering with the American Cancer Society to present...
  • Health risks for police using radar guns?

    Q: Your recent column on local police being prohibited from using radar for speed monitoring was interesting and brought another aspect of that subject to mind. Years ago an area woman established a scholarship fund for children of state police in...
  • Silver Cross speeds lung cancer treatment

    Silver Cross speeds lung cancer treatment
    Doctors at Silver Cross Hospital are pooling their expertise to help evaluate and plan a course of treatment for patients with lung cancer in hours instead of weeks. Speedy diagnosis and treatment is especially important, according to specialists who...
  • Naperville Marathon registration opens

     Naperville Marathon registration opens
    Registration for this year's Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon is proceeding at a swift pace. General sign-up for the second-ever race doesn't begin until March 8, but pre-registration started this week for those running to raise funds...
  • Enjoy soy: Most warnings about thus 'near perfect' food are pure myth

    Soy is a near-perfect food, with rich sources of high-quality protein, fiber, and 12 essential nutrients. As a result, it's one of the most widely studied foods on the planet, and also one of the most controversial: A number of health scares about soy...