Men left behind: ‘No One Said It Would be Easy’

Two years ago I lost my mother to breast cancer. I watched the life drain out of her as she got sick, lost her hair and shrunk into herself. I also watched my father change her bandages, feed her and push her ailing body in …

Survivors and supporters stand up and speak out

Six years ago, Jami Brenner was diagnosed with breast cancer — she tested positive for the BRCA gene mutation. Taking a proactive approach, Jami had a double mastectomy. She didn’t stop there. Jami insisted that her sisters go through the testing process. “As it turns …

Walks to raise funds for breast cancer research

The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step, according to the American Cancer Society. Numerous Breast Cancer Awareness Walks will be held in October throughout the area. American Cancer Society Making Strides of Chicago, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Soldier Field, …

Community Healthcare System offers extraordinary breast care for VIP you!

It’s a fact: one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection and prompt treatment can make all the difference. Those who choose the expert care and multidisciplinary approach available through the hospitals of Community Healthcare System: Community Hospital in Munster; …

Top notch breast cancer  treatment a priority at LCMH

Combine a caring, knowledgeable physician with an impressive background in treating breast cancer with a top notch Comprehensive Breast Health Center supported by a solid local group of women dedicated to raising money and curing the disease and you end up with a recipe for …

Franciscan Alliance makes strides against breast cancer

A strong contingent of representatives of Franciscan Alliance’s Northern Indiana Region hospitals will be among participants in the American Cancer Society’s 21st annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program, taking place locally Oct. 12 at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville. Janice Lubbehusen, a breast cancer …

Ingalls Southland Coalition to host 15th Annual Conquering Breast Cancer Forum Oct. 18

Cancer clinical trials offer new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer, giving participants access to cutting-edge treatments not yet available to the general patient population. That’s the message Ingalls Cancer Care patient Betty Jones of Chicago will be sharing with guests at the 15th …

One woman’s journey surviving breast cancer

Kim Brown just started a new job when she was called back to the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals for a follow-up mammography screening. Because of her fibrous breast tissue, Kim previously experienced callbacks and surgical biopsies in the 1980s. So, she …

At NorthShore, women can get affordable mammograms


Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? That means that approximately 12 percent of women will have to battle this terrifying disease. Although there has been a decline in the death rate from …

Love your girlfriends and love yourself, too


Recently, we’ve spotted a new, empowered group of Ladies Who Lunch. These ladies are combining lunch with their annual mammograms. This simple practice is one of the best things these women can do for themselves. According to the American Cancer Society, women in their 40s …

Health Care Voices: Dr. Alejandra Perez-Tamayo Franciscan St. James’  new Breast Health & Wellness Center Surgical Director

Our experienced team at the Franciscan St. James Breast Health & Wellness Center is supremely capable of delivering the very best care. And as the Center’s new Surgical Director, I intend to help them accomplish that. Breast care continues to be an evolving field. For …

They found a breast lump. Now what?

It’s every woman’s worst fear — finding a lump in her breast. Before panicking, get advice from experts on the next steps to take. And now Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox is making it easier than ever before with a convenient, one-stop experience. “We …

Learn, support and walk: Breast cancer awareness in your back yard


The Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) — recipient of numerous awards for patient care and treatment — is a non-profit Catholic community hospital that operates under a big-heart philosophy, providing surgical, inpatient and outpatient facilities. Wide-ranging and progressive women’s health and wellness treatment is …

Northwest Indiana’s Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is among America’s best

Accessing nationally ranked breast cancer care close to home is easy for Northwest Indiana women. That’s because the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals recently earned the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional …

Meet the new patient nurse navigator at St. James


As the new Patient Nurse Navigator at the Franciscan St. James Breast Health & Wellness Center, Ann Cuvala’s work begins when a woman has an abnormal mammogram or an ultrasound that requires a biopsy. When a breast biopsy is required, the patient will typically meet …

Palos Community’s Women’s Health Center opens in June


Palos Community Hospital continues its commitment to the health of the community by opening a second Women’s Health Center. In addition to the Tinley Park location, an expanded center will be conveniently located at the hospital, adjacent to the main lobby. The new center, scheduled …

Early detection key in cancer fight


It’s a fact: one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection and prompt treatment can make all the difference. Those who choose the expert care and multidisciplinary approach available through the hospitals of Community Healthcare System — …

Palos Community Hospital breast health patient navigators are there to help


At Palos Community Hospital, the staff knows your well-being and peace of mind are just as important as your physical health. That’s why Palos offers the assistance of certified breast health patient navigators to all patients who require breast procedures. These specially trained breast health …

Walks to fight breast cancer


The American Cancer Society will sponsor several Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Chicago’s south suburbs and Northwest Indiana in October.

Local researchers, healthcare workers paving the way for future generations


Breast cancer, aside from skin cancer, is the most common form of cancer in women; it’s vital to be prepared and well informed because if detected early, it may be successfully treated. “Early detection of cancer saves lives and in recent years cancer survival rates …

How you can help


Looking to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer? Here are some upcoming events taking place in the Chicagoland area.

Breast cancer diagnosis better defined


Technology at Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster, Ind., is being used to further define a breast cancer diagnosis

Free mammograms for low income women in Northwest Indiana


Methodist Hospitals will use a $25,000 grant from the Chicago Bears to offer free mammograms to high-risk, low-income, women in Northwest Indiana.

Forum on breast cancer


A breast cancer survivor from Dolton will address the importance of cancer clinical trials when she speaks at the Ingalls Conquering Breast Cancer Forum Oct. 26 in Matteson, Ill.

Breast care center offers collaborative effort


Breast radiologist Sasmita Misra, of Franciscan St. Margaret Health’s Breast Care Center, with locations in Dyer and Hammond, Ind., says the center is equipped to provide comprehensive care from a screening mammogram to a breast MRI.

State-of-the-art mammography suites


Little Company of Mary’s Outpatient Care Center, in Oak Lawn, Ill., offers a mammography suite that features a fully digital mammography unit.