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Like Angelina Jolie, Chicago Woman with BRCA1 Gene Opts for Preventative Surgery

Last 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.

03/24/2015

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich (R) greets Francis Cardinal George during a press conference on September 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  Cupich, who served as bishop in Spokane, Washington, will succeed Cardinal George, who has been fighting a long battle with cancer, to become the 9th archbishop of Chicago. This is the first time in the history of the Chicago Archdiocese that a new leader has been appointed while the former is still alive.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cupich: Cardinal George Still Has ‘His Agenda Full’

Cardinal Francis George recently spent almost a week in the hospital for tests, and has halted his treatment for cancer, but the retired head of the Catholic church in Chicago is still keeping busy, according to his successor.

03/09/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Cardinal George Hospitalized For Tests

The Chicago Archdiocese said the cardinal was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Sunday, and “will stay for several days of tests to evaluate his condition.”

03/03/2015

Artificial turf using crumb rubber could pose a cancer risk. (Credit: CBS0

2 Investigators: Crumb Rubber Turf Could Pose Cancer Risk

CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini did some testing of the turf being used by kids, teens and adults, and has the results in this Original Report.

02/11/2015

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George: Doctors Have Run Out Of Options For Him

Cardinal Francis George, who has battled kidney cancer, was out Friday to accept an award from the Knights of Columbus.

01/30/2015

Wild Turkey (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses her cancer surgery, and having to drop out of the race for mayor, three months after she had a tumor removed from her brain. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Lewis: ‘Very Disappointing’ To Not Be In Race For Mayor

Three months after surgery for a brain tumor forced her out of the race for mayor, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis spoke publicly for the first time about her disappointment that she won’t be taking on Mayor Rahm Emanuel next month.

01/15/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Experimental Cancer Drug “Not Effective” For Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George, the retired head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, has been dropped from an experimental cancer drug trial, after it proved ineffective in treating the cancer in his right kidney.

12/31/2014

Abigail Mendoza holds up the hair she will donate to Locks of Love. (CBS)

Former Cancer Patient Donates Hair To Locks Of Love

Somewhere in the next few days, a child who’s battling cancer, who’s lost their hair to chemotherapy, will get a special Christmas gift. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

12/11/2014

Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Cardinal Reflects On Cancer Battle, Infamous Ex-Priest

Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine and looks ahead to retirement, not really knowing what it will hold.

10/20/2014

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Green Dye May Hold The Key To Identifying Hard-To-Find Cancers

Cancers that had been undetectable can now be seen, thanks to a green glow. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

10/03/2014

Chase Ewoldt (Family Photo)

4-Year-Old Cancer Patient Fighting Hard To Beat The Odds

In a lot of ways, Chase Ewoldt of Wheaton is like any other 4-year-old, but Chase has been forced to grow up quickly. At 2 ½ years old, he was diagnosed with a very rare brain cancer called atypical radtoid tumor or ATRT.

09/30/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Infection Prompts Cardinal George To Cut Back Schedule

Suffering from an infection related to his cancer treatment, Francis Cardinal George has canceled several public appearances since Saturday.

09/24/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Cardinal George Cancels Trip To Rome To Visit Pope

The cardinal had hoped to make that trip in mid-October but will not be able to because of treatment for cancer. The trip may be rescheduled.

08/27/2014

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George To Take Part In Cancer-Drug Trial

George disclosed in March that he was undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer surrounding his right kidney and that he expected the cancer to likely be the cause of his death.

08/22/2014

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

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After Mom Saved By Stem Cell Transplant, Son Donates His Own

Joanne Sullivan received a life-saving stem cell transplant from an anonymous donor in Germany two-and-a-half years ago, after she was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a form of bone marrow cancer.

08/06/2014

Chicago Fire Department

Study: Firefighters More Susceptible To Cancer

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on how the working conditions of these first-responders may be affecting their health.

04/24/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.

04/11/2014

Roger Ebert. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Roger Ebert’s Wife Reflects On His Passing One Year Later

It was a year ago that Chicago lost one of its living treasures: film critic Roger Ebert. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with his widow, Chaz, about how she’s remembering him.

04/04/2014

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