| 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...
| 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 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...
| Mar 20, 2009
After she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer that had spread to her left lung, Gloria Bailey's doctors recommended she have a mastectomy followed by hormone therapy to fight the tumors that remained. She followed their advice, but had a nagging...
| Jul 18, 2010
The evening's menu featured grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef over pasta, fresh seasonal vegetables and fresh organic peaches—items right at home in the city's finest restaurants.
Instead, the dishes were prepared for visitors, staff and bed-bound...
| 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...