| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Cardinal Francis George says his cancer, in remission for more than a year, "is beginning to show signs of new activity" and he will undergo a "more aggressive" round of chemotherapy.
The cardinal concedes that "this is a difficult form of the disease,...
| Mar 9, 2014
When I heard the news last week that Sherwin Nuland, the author of "How We Die," had died, I immediately thought of a song.
It's by Iris DeMent and it begins:
Go on ahead and go home,
Go on ahead and go home
Boy, you've done your best
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:24 PM
It's obvious you can't get anywhere in sports without teamwork. You can say the same thing about life.
We all need somebody to have our back.
Ian Supra is fighting an insidious beast these days. It's called Stage IV esophageal cancer. It's as bad as...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Each morning when it's time for the mail, Weronika Zeliszczak, 7, who is battling leukemia, waits by the window at her home in Carpentersville.
So far, she's received more than 500 cards and letters, thanks to a Facebook campaign launched by her...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Dear Pharmacist: Two of my relatives have pancreatic cancer, and I'm worried sick for myself. No symptoms yet, but is there anything I can share with them, or take myself? — D.T., Sacramento, Calif.
Dear D.T.: I'm sorry to hear about your...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Via her poignant blog, News 13 reporter Amanda Evans gives an update about her husband, Joe Clark, and it is unfortunately sad news.
His cancer is back after major surgery in October, she says on Cocktails and Chemo. He owns three Jimmy John's...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The mystery packages started showing up in August of 2012.
The Full family just had their fourth child and found themselves driving their 6-year-old from Wheaton to Chicago to learn about things they never thought they'd have to, like medulloblastoma...
| Feb 16, 2014
In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done."
She also quoted a friend, columnist Maryln Schwartz, who lamented, "If you have ever wondered what it...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:01 AM
At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds.
Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Bogan has been among the state’s top-ranked Class 3A teams all season.
Hyde Park made a run to the Chicago Public League semifinals, where it put a scare into No. 1 Curie for the second time this winter.
Uplift has enjoyed the best season in its...