Patient Stories

Why does this cancer survivor consider herself lucky? 
Why does this cancer survivor consider herself lucky?
Two years after her cancer diagnosis, a Cary, Ill. woman reflects on her illness.
Lavina’s celebration: “Today we beat breast cancer”  Featured
Lavina’s celebration: “Today we beat breast cancer”
Watch the heartwarming moment a decorated theater director marks the end of her treatment.
At 62, he needed care at a children’s hospital 
At 62, he needed care at a children’s hospital
Rick Marks was diagnosed with congenital heart disease as an infant in 1956.
Healing from breast cancer with blue, spiky heels 
Healing from breast cancer with blue, spiky heels
After being diagnosed at 26, Lauren Wakefield is inspiring other women through Healing Heels.
How I saved my sister’s life 
How I saved my sister’s life
A two-time breast cancer survivor explains how she uses her battle to inspire others.
CyberKnife treatment makes trip of a lifetime a possibility 
CyberKnife treatment makes trip of a lifetime a possibility
Nothing, not even prostate cancer, was going to stop Robert Nimietz from taking part in Honor Flight Chicago.
Attacking an unusual cancer – the second time around 
Attacking an unusual cancer – the second time around
Find out how this U.S. Air Force vet confronted a rare cancer stemming from his nasal septum.