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CANCER RESEARCH: Breast gene link to high-risk uterine cancer

CANCER RESEARCH: Breast gene link to high-risk uterine cancer

Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors reported at a conference last month.

April 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Portage woman fighting third battle with cancer

Portage woman fighting third battle with cancer

PORTAGE | Lidia Sibakoski wants what every mother wants, to see her children grow, marry and lead a happy life.

April 12, 2014 6:27 pm Photos

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Book release Saturday will focus on women's health

GARY | A book release Saturday will double as a women's health education event called Girl Fight. The book, titled "THE FIGHT: Chronicles of a Champion," was written by Nikia Hammonds-Blakely.

March 04, 2014 12:05 am
Lowell woman goes viral in breast cancer video

Lowell woman goes viral in breast cancer video

LOWELL | What started as a shocking way to raise money for breast cancer research has turned into a blessing for a local unemployed single mother of three fighting the disease.

December 11, 2013 9:27 pm Video Photos

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St. Mary Medical Center Breast Cancer Program earns national accreditation

St. Mary Medical Center Breast Cancer Program earns national accreditation

HOBART | Women looking for the highest quality breast cancer care - from diagnosis through recovery - will find it at St. Mary Medical Center’s Women’s Diagnostic Center. The hospital’s comprehensive breast cancer program recently earned a quality distinction that attests to the excellence o…

December 05, 2013 5:34 pm
Valpo fire chief proves himself a rare cancer patient

Valpo fire chief proves himself a rare cancer patient

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Fire Chief David Nondorf admits he was not looking forward to attending the opening cermony for the city's new Central Park Plaza on Aug. 6, 2011. So, he was glad when he was called away to a house fire.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Crown Point Fitness Facility Hosts Charity Workout for the Pink Ribbon Society

Crown Point Fitness Facility Hosts Charity Workout for the Pink Ribbon Society

CROWN POINT | On October 26, Inspiration Fitness, a 5,000 sq. ft. private training facility, hosted a charity work out to benefit the Pink Ribbon Society. They raised $1,100 on a Saturday morning in honor of one of their members, Mary Wright.

November 13, 2013 12:23 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: 'Busting' the myths of breast cancer

GUEST COMMENTARY: 'Busting' the myths of breast cancer

Through years of practice as a general surgeon — much of it caring for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer — it is clear that there are some general misconceptions about the disease. Who’s at risk? Who should get routine mammograms? I can understand the confusion.

October 29, 2013 10:00 pm
Harry & David's Pink Pear Gift Basket

Harry & David's Pink Pear Gift Basket

Harry & David's Pink Pear Gift Basket is a wooden crate filled with juicy Royal Riviera Pears, strawberry truffles, strawberry yogurt covered pretzels and chocolate strawberries. They will donate 25 percent of proceeds from all online and in-store sales during the month of October to the…

October 24, 2013 6:30 pm
New Products for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

New Products for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Peary good idea

October 24, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Survivors of breast cancer and people with family members who died from the disease crowded Central Park Plaza on Sunday to raise money to continue the strides made in treating breast cancer and battle for a cure.

October 20, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

Hundreds of people walk down Washington Street in Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk.

October 20, 2013 5:31 pm
Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

The American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk took place Sunday afternoon at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.

October 20, 2013 5:26 pm
 Balmoral Park fundraiser garners $4,400 to fight breast cancer

Balmoral Park fundraiser garners $4,400 to fight breast cancer

Balmoral Park in Crete recently hosted a fundraiser for the One In A Million campaign to fund breast cancer research. Pictured are Jane Melvin, left, co-chair of Dancing With Chicago Celebrities, which runs the One In A Million campaign; Ken Churilla, marketing director for Balmoral Park, an…

June 24, 2013 12:00 am
Balmoral Park fundraiser garners $4,400 to fight breast cancer

Balmoral Park fundraiser garners $4,400 to fight breast cancer

CRETE | Runners from all over the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana converged June 8 on Balmoral Park for the fifth annual Runnin' With The Horses 5K run, which drew about 400 runners and raised more than $4,400 in the fight against breast cancer.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am
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May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Local doctors weigh in on Jolie's double mastectomy, her willingness to reveal surgery

Local doctors weigh in on Jolie's double mastectomy, her willingness to reveal surgery

Angelina Jolie's announcement Tuesday that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her chance of developing breast cancer is drawing attention to a decision that everyday women have weighed.

May 14, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: How to save your mother's life

GUEST COMMENTARY: How to save your mother's life

Sadly, hundreds of thousands of young women ignore a ticking time bomb called triple negative breast cancer, and they don't even know it.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Whiting fights cancer one step at a time

Whiting fights cancer one step at a time

May 11, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Seminar, webinar to focus on breast cancer diagnostics

MERRILLVILLE | Medical professionals, health care practitioners and the public are invited to a free seminar and online webinar Wednesday on the history and future of breast cancer diagnostics, hosted by a company in the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana.

January 14, 2013 12:00 pm
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