| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Already a breast cancer survivor before her 30th birthday, Lauren Wakefield knows she's one of the lucky ones.
"I found a lump one day and went in probably within the next two weeks after that," the 27-year-old wedding photographer said. "From the...
| Mar 10, 2013
At age 23, Lindsay Avner took charge of her genetic fate by electing to have her healthy breasts removed before cancer could strike first. Six years later, the North Side woman has zero regret, she said.
"I feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
During their marriage, Sam and Jenny Mitchell always shared the parenting duties. But they knew a time would come when Sam would manage their 7-year-old daughter on his own.
Just days before Jenny died of breast cancer in April, "She told me she knew...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:35 AM
If you're like us, you'll agree that one of the few new year's resolutions worth sticking to is to see more concerts. So why not start tonight? Here are the highlights from this shortened week:
On Tuesday, Rams Head Live hosts the Gridiron Sing-off,...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:50 AM
Unlike seasoned musicians, NFL players don't have much experiencing working a stage — they tend to get a standing ovation just for walking into a room (or a stadium).
So the Tuesday night Gridiron Singoff at Rams Head Live, featuring several...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:42 AM
New statistics from the American Cancer Society show a slight decline in cancer death rates between 2004 and 2008, but a few types of cancer are on the rise.
Figures released last week, in Jan. 2012, show a drop in cancer death rates of 1.8 percent...
| Sep 21, 2011
Free or low-cost screening and treatment: Visit the website of the MetropolitanChicago Breast Cancer Task Force at chicagobreastcancer.org/site/epage/100577_904.htm or call 312-942-3368. In addition, free screening and treatment for the underinsured or...
| May 17, 2012
When Floyd Walker, now 62, was diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago, his treatment choices were limited, both by his health history and available therapies in the area. After checking out local options, he took matters into his own hands and...
| Nov 13, 2012
The staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America knows the perception those not familiar with its hospitals might have: that places that focus on such insidious, life-altering diseases must feel melancholy, even hopeless.
Not so, say employees.
| Mar 23, 2011
Most people would acknowledge that stress is bad for your health. But few know that the inability to forgive – accompanied as it often is by anger, bitterness and resentment — is also harmful to your health and may even impede your recovery...
| Apr 18, 2011
Nancy Hill has lived five years since being diagnosed with breast cancer, a feat that hasn't gone unnoticed. Hill, who lives in Emmaus, was recently recognized as a five-year cancer survivor at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America's annual "Celebrate...