The Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure this year will be in honor of Chicago’s former First Lady, Maggie Daley, who died of breast cancer in November, 2011.
The Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation (STAR) program helps patients heal from cancer’s debilitating side effects and symptoms. Ingalls Health will have 23 STAR-certified cancer caregivers on staff by May, 2013.
The Women’s Diagnostic Center, part of Community Hospital in Munster, Ind., now has 3D imaging capabilities through a high-resolution Positron Emission Tomography scanner to perform Positron Emission Mammography, offering better care for breast cancer patients.
Franciscan St. James is the only hospital in the south suburbs of Chicago to offer 3D mammography, which improves the ability to detect smaller or hidden breast cancers.
The Women’s Boutique, part of ABC Medical Services in Lansing, Ill., offers the largest on-site size selection of in-stock, post-mastectomy prostheses and bras in Chicago’s south suburban area.
The annual Romp and Roll Walk & Fun Run helps raise funds for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. This year’s will be Oct. 6 at the football field at Munster High School.
Two women in the Chicagoland area are participating in breast cancer studies, one that tests the investigational drug Pertuzumab, the other looking into the diabetic drug Metformin.
Researchers assessing the impact of revised guidelines for screening mammography issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found evidence that the new recommendations may lead to missed cancers and a decline in screening, according to two studies presented in November at the annual meeting of Oak Brook-based Radiological Society of North America.
Researchers reviewing the records of approximately 250,000 women enrolled in an integrated health care delivery system found that increased CT utilization between 2000 and 2010 could result in an increase in the risk of breast cancer for certain women, including younger patients and those who received repeat exams. According to the study, which was presented in November at the annual meeting of Oak Brook-based Radiological Society of North America, nuclear medicine examinations may also contribute to increased breast cancer risk.
Black women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the decline in breast cancer death rates in the past 20 years, black women had higher death rates even though they had fewer new cases of breast cancer, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A unique formula made from medicinal mushrooms, traditional Chinese herbs and other natural ingredients inhibits aggressive, human triple-negative breast cancer and breast-to-lung metastasis in mice. The formula decreases metastasis, slows cancer growth and suppresses a number of pro-cancer genes, with no signs of toxicity. This is the third peer-reviewed study to demonstrate the botanical formula’s anticancer effects.
For a woman who makes her career in the healthcare industry, it is difficult to not be reminded of your own bout with breast cancer on a daily basis. “It still enters my mind,” said Darcy Winston, 50, of Highland, Ind., and a 12-year breast cancer survivor. “I work in the healthcare field and I go to a breast cancer conference every Tuesday morning.” Like many cancer survivors, Winston is now cancer-free and looking to live a long and happy life.
Breast cancer is at the top of the list of a most women’s worst fears. Shelley DeYoung of St. John, Ind., is no different. But the team at the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital in Munster helped alleviate that after she was diagnosed with the disease.
A leading-edge breast care center has opened at Methodist Hospitals’ Southlake campus in Merrillville, Ind. The center combines state-of-the-art technology with efficiency and a comfortable environment.
Francican Alliance recently expanded its physicians network to include more than 300 doctors, chiefly in Northwest Indiana, southeast Cook County Illinois and Berrien County in Michigan.
The Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital in Munster, Ind., has earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology in mammography, sterotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
NorthShore Health Centers in Lake Station, Ind., is offering an affordable mammography screening that can be done locally and conveniently.
Onetime Kiss drummer Peter Criss decided in 2009 that he should let other men know that, like him, they could be at risk for breast cancer.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Advertising Specialty Institute released its annual Top 10 list of pink-themed products used to help promote the cause and increase awareness of the second leading cause of death among women. Here’s what made the list.
Studies show that when breast cancer is detected early the chance for successful treatment is nearly 100 percent. Mammograms, particularly 3D mammograms, are a critical component of a successful screening program.
When Barbara George attempted to help a friend newly diagnosed with cancer find resources, she discovered the lack of them. So she and her friend created a resource guide to help others in the same situation.
Sometimes, the truth hurts. Other times it can save your life. See how much you really know about breast cancer by answering these five true/false questions from the American Cancer Society.
Some breast cancer risk factors are things you cannot change, such as your age and your family history. But there are other risk factors that you can change. The American Cancer Society points to the following three things you can take control of to help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
There’s a lot of information out there about breast cancer. Here’s a round-up from the American Cancer Society of some of the latest developments in research and treatment.
You, or someone you love, has just heard the devastating words, “You have breast cancer”. Once you have discussed your immediate medical concerns with your doctor a call to an accredited mastectomy boutique can help you understand what comes next.
Scientists reported Sept. 23 that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments, perhaps with some drugs already in use. The new finding offers hints that one type of breast cancer might be vulnerable to drugs that already work against ovarian cancer.