Brain Cancer

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Reports Of Lewis’ Condition Raises Awareness About Brain Tumors

A Chicago neurosurgeon says there are some warning signs to keep in mind, when trying to differentiate between a run-of-the-mill headache and something worse. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Don Wade and Roma (Credit: Facebook)

Legendary WLS Radio Host Don Wade Dies

For nearly 30 years, the husband-and-wife team of “Don Wade and Roma” entertained and informed WLS-AM (890) listeners with a longevity unique in Chicago radio history.


Adam Sanchez and his mom, Brenda Valadez. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Inspirational 9-Year-Old With Brain Cancer Throws Out First Pitch At Sox Game

A South Side nine-year-old threw out the first pitch at today’s White Sox game and gave inspiration to all those who saw, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Miles Austrevich (left) and his father Len at the Laugh Factory in Chicago, for a 30-hour Joke-A-Thon, part of an effort to collect 5,000 jokes to keep Miles laughing when he goes through a three- to six-month treatment for brain cancer. (Credit: Lisa Fielding, WBBM)

Is Laughter The Best Medicine? Chicago Cancer Patient Thinks So

If Miles Austrevich can find a reason to laugh, so can we all. The young man from Chicago is fighting brain cancer for the fourth time and his dad has been asking people to donate a few minutes of their time to tell miles a joke or two.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

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Chicago Teen Using Laughs To Cope With Cancer

They say laughter is the best medicine, and a Chicago father-son duo is really put that old adage to the test.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

McCullom Lake

Brain Cancer, Tumors For 31 Residents Of Same Town

Three neighbors, on one block and in one year, all were diagnosed with brain cancer. They live in the small McHenry County village of McCullom Lake where 31 residents have been diagnosed with brain tumors and brain cancer. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates whether something in the air and water made them sick.

CBS 2–09/21/2010