Cancer Patients Face Uncertainty as Coronavirus Cripples Hospitals

Cancer Patients Face Uncertainty as Coronavirus Cripples Hospitals

Above photo: National Cancer Institute, www.cancer.gov. Photo by Rhoda Baer The federal government has encouraged health centers to delay nonessential…

Eating to Prevent Cancer

Eating to Prevent Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk of cancer in the United States is 1 in 3. But…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Screening Is an Important Step in Preventing Colon Cancer

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Screening Is an Important Step in Preventing Colon Cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are there ways to prevent colon cancer? What about early symptoms to watch for? I just turned…

Six Viruses that Cause Cancer

Six Viruses that Cause Cancer

The truth is doctors and scientists don’t know what causes most types of cancer. Yes, some lifestyle behaviors, such as…

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living with a terminal cancer that is seldom understood Chicagoan Shannon Collins was in for a shock. At age 26,…

Training Cells to Attack

Training Cells to Attack

Groundbreaking CAR T-cell therapy engineers cells to target tumors In fall 2013, when psychiatrist J. Barry Rubin, DO, developed hip pain,…

Chondroitin and Melanoma: How Worried Should You Be?

Chondroitin and Melanoma: How Worried Should You Be?

Harvard Health Blog Chondroitin sulfate is among the most popular supplements in the world. It’s often taken in combination with…

Sex After Cancer

Sex After Cancer

Helping female survivors regain their sexual satisfaction and confidence After Naomi’s breast cancer treatment — the lumpectomy, the chemotherapy, the 33…

Cooling Caps May Reduce Chemo Hair Loss

Cooling Caps May Reduce Chemo Hair Loss

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy face the distressing prospect of losing their hair. But cold cap therapy can reduce hair loss…

Supporting Medicare Patients After Chemo

Supporting Medicare Patients After Chemo

The almost 1.7 million people diagnosed with cancer each year face a range of hurdles, but a new healthcare approach…

At a Loss for Words

At a Loss for Words

What to say — and what not to — when talking about cancer In 2013, Charles Chamberlain, 53, a Chicago healthcare executive, was diagnosed with…

Cancer and Bone Health: Important Questions for Women

Cancer and Bone Health: Important Questions for Women

DXA Scanner. Photo courtesy of Northwestern Medicine’s Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center For women facing a cancer diagnosis, there are…

A Bright Light in Cancer Treatment

A Bright Light in Cancer Treatment

Imagine a technology that allows physicians to target cancer cells with laser precision, sparing a patient’s healthy cells in the…

Integrative Cancer Treatment

Integrative Cancer Treatment

From nutritional therapy to off-label drugs, holistic approaches help patients heal In this age of one-size-fits-all medicine, doctors who practice…

Shoot for the Moon

Shoot for the Moon

Cancer initiative spurs research—and already advancements are happening In the 1960s, America channeled its scientific and engineering efforts into putting…

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

Battling pediatric cancer Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo started a tradition in his frequent visits to the Ann &…

Cancer Survivorship

Cancer Survivorship

When treatment ends, the healing begins After Carolyn Nugent was diagnosed with stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma, the 33-year-old physical…

Beating Cancer

Beating Cancer

Making progress in the long war Cancer has touched almost all of us in one way or another. Its fast-growing…

Life After Cancer

Life After Cancer

By David Himmel Above photo: Abigail Mendoza. Photo by Angela Garbot It’s been almost three years since I was diagnosed…

Children Exposed to Pesticides Have Increased Risk of Blood Cancers, Study Says

Children Exposed to Pesticides Have Increased Risk of Blood Cancers, Study Says

By Nancy Maes Pesticides seem necessary to keep the home free from ants, cockroaches and other insects, but the toxic…

Can aspirin protect against cancer?

Can aspirin protect against cancer?

Harvard Health Blog By Lori Wiviott Tishler, M.D., M.P.H. The other day, a fit 50-year-old man came to me for a…

Study examines aggressive end-of-life care

Study examines aggressive end-of-life care

Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at the end…

Sleuthing Out Cancer

Sleuthing Out Cancer

Above photo: Carey August, MD Out of the spotlight, pathologists help detect disease By Nancy Maes When former President Jimmy Carter…

Sun Sense

Sun Sense

Dermatologists say chemicals in sunscreen not a risk By Laura Drucker I was walking along the lakefront with a friend…

To The Point

To The Point

Acupuncture eases chemo-related pain, fatigue and nausea A component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been well researched in Western…

Thyroid Cancer on the Rise

Thyroid Cancer on the Rise

Diagnosis increasing, but many questions left unanswered By Heidi Kiec When Rebecca Smith felt a lump on her neck the…

FDA’s Notice on Morcellation Stirs Up Fears and Not Enough Questions

FDA’s Notice on Morcellation Stirs Up Fears and Not Enough Questions

By Ruth Kaufman Last December, a Boston anesthesiologist and her husband, a surgeon, launched a campaign to end the use…

Skin Cancer: A Cautionary Tale

Skin Cancer: A Cautionary Tale

Diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, everything is called into question By David Himmel You wouldn’t have known it by looking…

Funding the Cancer War

Funding the Cancer War

Despite the money spent on fighting the disease, we’re still searching for the cure to win by Alex Lubischer Bad…

Awareness Related to Colorectal Cancer Helps Reduce the Number of Deaths

Awareness Related to Colorectal Cancer Helps Reduce the Number of Deaths

By David Himmel March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and here’s what you need to know: Colorectal cancer is tricky.…

Questionable Screenings

Questionable Screenings

Timing is everything in avoiding unnecessary risks that can come with cancer screenings By Nancy Maes Screenings for cancer are…

A Breast Cancer Q&A

A Breast Cancer Q&A

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Terri Yablonsky Stat talked to Dr. Nora Hansen, surgical oncologist, Breast Surgery Division at…

Marijuana Medical Clinic Is Good for Business, While Helping Patients Find Relief

Marijuana Medical Clinic Is Good for Business, While Helping Patients Find Relief

Pictured above: Tammi Jacobi’s Good Intentions in Wicker Park has teamed up with licensed physician Dr. Brian Murphy to open…

Considering Your Cancer Diagnosis

Considering Your Cancer Diagnosis

Knowing what you can do, might just save your life By Morgan Lord According to the Mayo Clinic, about half…

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

By Megy Karydes Learning that someone you love has cancer often unleashes a whirlwind of emotions from fear to anger.…

Considering Your Cancer Diagnosis: Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Considering Your Cancer Diagnosis: Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor

A Homemade TreatmentBy Morgan Lord There are many cancer patients who want to get right back to their personal and…

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match

LifeSource teams up with Blackhawks for blood/marrow drive By Alex Lubischer LifeSource, Chicagoland’s Blood Center, teamed up with the Chicago…

Sitting at the Unpopular Table

Lesser-known cancers deserve far more attention By Nancy Maes Some cancers, such as breast, colon and lung, are well known.…

Going Above and Beyond

Shining the spotlight on Chicago’s charitable organizations By Megy Karydes There is no shortage of nonprofit organizations doing great work…

Health Mastery

Tenaciously Stubborn: How the good kind of stubbornness can actually save our lives By Kathleen Aharoni She kept returning to…

Surprising Breast Cancer Research

Intriguing findings from this year’s breast cancer studies By Morgan Lord Researchers have been hard at work all year long,…

Seeds of Cancer

Science indicates that cancer stem cells play a role in the recurrence of tumors; the challenge now is to find…

Worth the Risk

Cancer trials come with uncertain outcomes that can lead to innovations By Eve Becker When patients are diagnosed with cancer,…

It’s Not About STDs. It’s About Fighting Cancer.

How immunizing young girls—and boys—against the human papillomavirus can save lives. By Patrick Kenney Odds are you’ve contracted, are carrying,…

Skin Cancer Weapons

Dermatologists have a useful arsenal against skin cancer By Karen Schwartz Whether you’re lying out on one of Chicago’s beaches…

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Facing down an incurable cancer with optimism and research by Patrick Kenney In late November of 2006, the pain in…

Uncovering Concussions

How They’re Changing Our Brains and the Game It’s nearly kickoff. Families and friends nationwide gather around the television and…

The Misery of Sex

The Misery of Sex

Sex after cancer brings its own kind of debilitation. by Nancy Maes Women who have faced and beaten gynecologic or…

CT Scan Conundrum

Radioactive scans can save lives, but at what risk? by Eve Becker Over the past decade, the number of computerized…

Brain Tumors: Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By Vikram C. Prabhu, MD, FAANS, FACS, Associate Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Medical Center 1. What kind of…