Alex Trebek Shares 'Mind-Boggling' Pancreatic Cancer UpdateThe American Cancer Society estimates 3% of patients with stage 4 pancreatic cancer are alive 5 years after being diagnosed.
Health Watch: New Guidelines To Help Prevent Colon CancerThe American Cancer Society changed their recommended age to begin screening for colorectal cancer to age 45. Previously, screning tests were recommended starting at age 50.
Doctors Warn Of Colon, Rectal Cancers Spike In Young AdultsColo-rectal cancer rates have declined for years, but now health experts have seen a spike in rates among young people in their 20s and 30s.
One-Fourth Of US Cancer Deaths Linked With 1 Thing: SmokingCigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.
Wanted: Volunteer Drivers To Take Cancer Patients To TreatmentDemand for the service is large in Cook County because of the large population. WBBM's Lisa Fielding reports.
Some Breast Cancer Survivors Skeptical About Revised Mammogram GuidelinesThe American Cancer Society changed mammogram guidelines yesterday for the first time in 12 years.
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.
Best Ways To Get Involved With Breast Cancer Awareness Month In ChicagoDo you want to lend support and raise awareness of breast cancer this month? You won't lack for options in Chicago. From road races to discussion panels, here are five ways you can support different organizations in the area.
American Cancer Society Seeking Volunteers For New StudyThe 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?”
How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular ActivitiesHelp your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
Illinois Gets Mixed Reviews For Efforts In Fighting CancerThe American Cancer Society is out with its annual report, showing how states are doing in the fight to prevent cancer.
American Cancer Society Awards $250,000 To Fight ObesityThe American Cancer Society is awarding $250,000 in anti-obesity grants to help children learn to think healthy at a younger age.
Fewer Deaths From Cancer, But Obesity Increases RiskIf you are overweight, you might be at risk for specific cancer cases, but as the American Cancer Society announced Wednesday, the more common cancer groups are on the decline.