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Study: 3D Mammography Increases Breast Cancer Detection

A new study shows that 3D mammography can find more cancer, with fewer false positives, reports CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.

06/24/2014

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Mother Of Terminal Cancer Patient Organizes ‘Pay It Forward Day’

If someone pays for your coffee today or leaves you a nice note on your car, it might be thanks to a west suburban woman with cancer.

06/06/2014

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Avon Walk Against Breast Cancer Gets Underway From Soldier Field

The fight against breast cancer is getting a boost this weekend, as thousands gather for the annual “Avon Walk Against Breast Cancer.”

05/31/2014

The starting line at the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. (Credit: Kimberly Easton.)

Thousands Walk In Komen Race For Breast Cancer Cure

Breast cancer survivors joined Governor Pat Quinn and other dignitaries in Grant Park Sunday morning for what’s become a Mother’s Day tradition in the fight against a deadly disease.

05/11/2014

Identical twins Kristen Maurer, left, and Kelly McCarthy. (CBS)

Identical Twins Fight Breast Cancer Together

Identical twins Kristen and Kelly have shared a special connection since birth. And these days, that connection is even stronger after the two battled breast cancer together. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

12/06/2013

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City Expands Free Mammogram Program At Roseland Hospital

The decision to absorb a $300,000 state funding cut and bankroll a $200,000 expansion at nearly-shuttered Roseland Community Hospital is aimed at saving lives through early diagnosis.

11/11/2013

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Breast Cancer Fundraiser Assists Patients With Living Expenses

The first annual “Batting for Boobies” will be held at Slugger’s on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

10/11/2013

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Women Urge City To Keep Mammogram Program Open

A group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.

10/10/2013

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Chicago’s Last Komen Cancer Walk Steps Off In Northbrook

Hundreds of people were gathering Friday for the start of the final Susan G. Komen 3-Day breast cancer walk in the Chicago area.

08/09/2013

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Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast Cancer

African American women have higher rates of breast cancer at younger ages, and their survival rates are lower than white women. Now researchers might have an idea why.

06/03/2013

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Chicago Woman Applauds Jolie’s Surgery To Avoid Cancer

At 23, Lindsey Avner was the youngest patient nationwide to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Her grandmother and great grandmother died of the disease before she was born, and her mother is now an 18-year cancer survivor.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

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Komen Race For The Cure Dedicated To Maggie Daley

This Mother’s Day race is a tradition and many mothers and their friends and families will be here rocking pink– to help support the battle against breast cancer.

05/12/2013

Breast cancer survivor Linda Christensen will throw out the first pitch. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Breast Cancer Survivor To Throw Out First Pitch At Cubs Game

Wrigley Field is going to be ‘in the pink” today when the Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals.

05/08/2013

MRI images from a breast cancer screening. (Credit: CBS)

Recent Breast Cancer Study Giving New Hope To Doctors, Patients

A recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.

CBS 2–09/24/2012

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Report: Rep. Mell Recovering After Breast Cancer Surgery

Illinois State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago) has undergone surgery to for breast cancer and is now recovering, according to published reports Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Rower Jenn Gibbons completes her journey around Lake Michigan. (Credit: Mai Martinez/CBS Chicago)

Undaunted By Attack, Woman Completes Rowing Journey Around Lake Michigan

A Chicago woman is back home after going all around Lake Michigan in a rowboat to raise money for charity.

08/14/2012

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State Rep. Deb Mell Diagnosed With Cancer

State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago), one of three openly gay Illinois lawmakers, reportedly has been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

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40,000 Join “Race At Your Pace” For Breast Cancer

About 40,000 people took a walk on the lakefront on Sunday, for the 21st Annual Y-Me “Race At Your Pace,” a 5K to support breast cancer patients.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2012

Christine Lee, 43, had a heart attack and did not recognize the symptoms. (CBS)

Women Should Be Aware Of Heart-Attack Symptoms

Doctors say many women don’t see a heart attack coming because they have different symptoms than men, and even emergency room physicians can be slow to reach a diagnosis.

02/02/2012

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Maggie Daley, Chicago’s Beloved Former First Lady

Her smile could light a room. Her spirit moved even the most hardened politician.

11/24/2011

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