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File Photo Of Maggie Daley (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Maggie Daley’s Doctor Leaving Chicago For L.A. Cancer Center

Dr. Steven Rosen has been director of Northwestern’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center for 24 years.

10/31/2013

Jenna McKeown (CBS)

Teenage Cancer Patients Face Emotional Decision On Fertility

At an age when most teenage girls are concerned with pop music, makeup and boys, some have to make an emotional decision: Whether to preserve their chance to have children.

10/17/2013

Daniel Horyn (Credit: Facebook)

Skokie Students Mourn Teacher Who Died Of Cancer

Daniel Horyn, 34, was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, but kept up his work as an English teacher and track and cross country coach during his treatment.

09/10/2013

Tanning bed (CBS)

Proposed Teen Tanning Ban Still Waiting For Action From Quinn

Donna Moncivaiz, who suffers from late-stage melanoma, is among the most vocal supporters of pending legislation that would ban indoor tanning in Illinois for anyone younger than 18.

08/15/2013

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Grilling? Don’t Overcook Your Meat

Chances are this weekend you’ll be out on the patio grilling meat for dinner. But be careful. As Ed Curran reports, food researchers are warning that overcooking meat on the grill is not healthy.

CBS 2–08/09/2013

A cancer patients holds the tubes that funnel chemotherapy drugs into his body at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center June 17, 2003 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

American Cancer Society Seeking Volunteers For New Study

The American Cancer Society wants you! It’s looking for 300,000 volunteers between the ages of 30 and 65, and who are cancer-free, to enroll in a 20-year study that seeks to answer the question, “what causes cancer?”

07/17/2013

Roger Ebert Funeral Services

Roger Ebert ‘Had A Heart Big Enough To Accept And Love All’

Hundreds gathered at Holy Name Cathedral on Monday to say a final farewell to Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Roger Ebert

Famed Chicago Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

The longtime critic, who celebrated his 46th year with the Sun-Times this week, had been beset with a series of illnesses in recent years, including cancer of the salivary glands.

04/04/2013

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert Being Treated Again For Cancer

Famed movie critic Roger Ebert has decided to step back from some of his duties because of a recurrence of cancer and radiation treatment.

04/03/2013

Mary Jane Beard is dying of cancer and facing eviction. (CBS)

Facing Eviction, Dying Cicero Woman Has One Last Wish

A suburban cancer patient, at the end of her life, is about to lose her home.

03/22/2013

Look at that. 2 Broke Girls won an award. Ain't that somethin'... (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes

A roundup of all our recent Horrible Horoscopes! Like all horoscopes, they are very scientific and extremely accurate. Obviously. Please don’t let any of these offend you. Thanks!

03/21/2013

Make-A-Wish America recipient Hanna Waters talks some shop with the CSO horn section. (L-R) Susanna Gaunt, David Griffin, Oto Carrillo, Waters, Dan Gingrich, Jim Smelser and Dale Clevenger. (Photo: Brian Kersey/Facebook)

Teen’s Wish Comes True With Chicago Symphony Orchestra

A Texas teenager who’s battling cancer lived her dream this week when she was able to perform with some of the musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2013

Well-kept government secret: Michelle and Barack OBUMMER met at Walmart. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Cancer

The stars know where you can find love, Cancer. Somewhere large and indoors. A place of perpetual sales and bright fluorescent lights. They employ your grandfather–a man who put in 40 years at the plant and deserves a break, dammit–as a door greeter making minimum wage. The amount of misery their employees go through is only rivaled by the amount of money you can save by shopping there.

03/11/2013

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George In Good Health, Says American Could Be Selected Pope

Chances for an American pope are greater than ever before, Francis Cardinal George tells CBS 2 Chief correspondent Jay Levine.

02/21/2013

Chicago police tactical officer James Whigham Jr. was honored for bravery for arresting an armed robber who had just shot someone. Whigham survived Hodgkin's lymphoma before joining the police force. (Credit: CBS)

Cancer Survivor Cop Honored For Arresting Armed Robbery Suspect

Tactical officer James Whigham Jr. was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 21, then had two relapses.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

Bob Lee, Cancer Survivor

Someone You Should Know: Cancer Survivor, Fundraiser Bob Lee

Bob Lee of Barrington is giving back to cancer research and other causes. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

01/18/2013

Sonny Cooper was diagnosed with prostate cancer that was linked to his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but his disability benefits were significantly reduced after his cancer went into remission, and he's in danger of losing his home. (Credit: CBS)

Vietnam Vet With Cancer Might Lose Home Due To Reduced Benefits

The U.S. Veterans Administration had been helping the Chicago man, but much of that support has stopped, and now he’s in the fight of his life.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

Wouldn't kill for a McRib, but I'd definitely rob a fast food restaurant for one... (Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Cancer

The stars and the Moon understand the draw of the McRib! The savory BBQ sauce, the plastic-like meat, the clenching stomach pains that come after eating it, the hour you spend on the toilet the next day – WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?

01/09/2013

Cindy and Katie Widmar, founders of
'Covers of Comfort' (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago Woman Distributes Blankets For Cancer Patients

Katie Widmar and her mother founded “Covers of Comfort” which provides blankets to adult cancer patients in Chicago and in Iowa where the Widmars are from.

12/29/2012

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Says His Cancer Prognosis Is ‘Very, Very Hopeful’

This is the cardinal’s second with cancer. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006; this past summer, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

CBS 2–12/12/2012

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