Kidney

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

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)

More Chemotherapy As Cancer Returns For Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George will undergo a new round of chemotherapy, after his doctors found fresh signs of cancer surrounding his right kidney.

03/07/2014

Caduceus

Grandfather Getting New Kidney Thanks To Stranger’s Response To Billboard

A South Bend man is getting the new kidney he needs, thanks an unusual idea from his family, and the generosity of a stranger.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

Romeoville Widow Believes Husband Died From Tainted Kidney

A Romeoville widow believes her husband died because he received a tainted kidney transplant.

11/15/2012

Cardinal George addressed the media on Aug. 24, 2012, to discuss his latest cancer diagnosis. (CBS)

Cardinal George To Undergo Chemotherapy For Latest Cancer Bout

Cardinal Francis George will undergo a series of chemotherapy treatments starting next week, to treat his latest bout with cancer.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

More Medical Tests Coming This Week For Cardinal George

More medical tests are planned for this week for Francis Cardinal George, as he faces another cancer fight.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Archdiocese: Cardinal Rested, Facing More Tests After Cancer Diagnosis

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has an update on Cardinal Francis George, who is once again facing a cancer diagnosis.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

New Cancer Scare For Cardinal George

Doctors have discovered cancerous cells in Cardinal George’s kidney, the archdiocese announced on Friday.

08/17/2012

Vikki Tulcus

Organ Donation Program Coordinator Hopes For Long Shot For Kidney

CHICAGO (CBS) — The coordinator of the organ donation program for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has received some news this week about her own health. “How could this be happening to me?” said […]

WBBM Newsradio–04/13/2012

Leonard Miller II, left, with his namesake son, who gave him one of his kidneys. (CBS)

A Son’s Christmas Gift To His Ailing Father: A Kidney

Leonard Miller III didn’t give his dad a sweater or set golf clubs for Christmas. The Chicago man gave his father the gift of life, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

01/05/2012

Allison Buell, left, donated a kidney to the spouse of her longtime friend, Maggie Vazquez. (CBS)

Friend Resurfaces After Years, Offering The Gift Of A Kidney

Allison Buell personifies the spirit of giving. The Whiting, Ind. woman didn’t even hesitate to donate her kidney when she heard her friend’s husband needed one, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/25/2011

Antonio Johnson Shooting

Police Search For 2 Brothers In Shooting That Killed Boy

Police are seeking two brothers for questioning in a shooting that has now left a 15-year-old boy dead in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

Roseanne Tellez meets with three of the "Seven Sisters." (CBS)

‘Seven Sisters’ At Loyola Donate Kidneys To Strangers

They are called the Seven Sisters—and what they have done has saved the lives of total strangers.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

File Photo Of Surgeons At Work. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Growing Transplant Program Caters To Hispanics

A kidney and liver transplant program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is conducted in Spanish and offers care in a “culturally-sensitive manner.”

CBS Chicago–11/29/2010