Commissioner Joan Murphy Dies At 79, Fought Cancer Since 2012A Cook County commissioner for the 6th District since 2002, Murphy began her political career as the elected clerk of Crestwood in 1965, at a time when “there weren’t many women in any political office,” her son said.
Breast Cancer Survivors Pursue Good Health, Team Work With Rowing GroupRecovery on Water, or ROW, began in 2008 with four rowers who were breast cancer survivors. Now, it has 60 members.
Inspired By Late Sister's Fight, Cancer Survivor Serves As Honorary Cubs Bat GirlCancer survivor Molly Oliver spent a very special day at Wrigley Field on Sunday, serving as honorary bat girl for Mother’s Day.
Controversial Approach Calls For Delaying Treatment For Some Forms Of Breast CancerAs Roseanne Tellez reports, there's a new approach called watchful waiting.
Meet Chicago's 'Cancer Queen Of Comedy'The Chicago office manager was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2010. That was on a Wednesday. By Monday, doctors had removed her left breast.
American Cancer Society Revises Mammogram RecommendationsFor the first time in 12 years the American Cancer Society updated mammogram guidelines and the changes are a bit surprising.
Breast-Cancer Foundation Raises Millions, Marks 30 YearsIt started with Lynn Sage in 1985, WBBM's Lisa Fielding reports.
Giant Bra On Michigan Avenue Drawing Attention To Fight Against Breast CancerAdvocate Health Care’s 16-foot “Support Bra” on Pioneer Plaza, next to the Tribune Tower, stands like a beacon. Advocate is donating $1 to the American Cancer Society for every photo of the “Support Bra” tagged with #SupportYourGirls on Twitter or Instagram all month long, up to a total of $5,000.
Study Backs Test In Identifying Breast Cancer Patients Who Can Avoid ChemoA new study with a local connection shows a test accurately identifies many women with early-stage cancer who can safely skip chemotherapy. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Despite Rainy Weather, Hundreds Turn Out For Komen Race For The CureHundreds of race participants braved the weather this morning at Chicago's annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.
Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer DiagnosisActress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Like Angelina Jolie, Chicago Woman with BRCA1 Gene Opts for Preventative SurgeryLast march, Lincoln Park's Erin Kerewich, mother of two, felt a lump in her breast. It wasn't cancer, but shortly thereafter, she got news that gave her a lump in her throat.

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