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Stroger had its 9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Friday, and more than 200 people—both women and men—showed up for the event. Most came wearing a pink T-shirt to show their support for breast cancer awareness. Please see full press release

Comprehensive Breast Program, which is run by Cook County Health & Hospitals System, provides more than 13,000 mammograms annually and offers the full continuum of high quality breast cancer care from screenings to diagnostic and treatment services.

Breast Cancer Awareness Event 2016
MU-NCORP Team at Breast Cancer Awareness Event 2016

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer logoOctober is breast cancer awareness month. Dr. Suzan McDunn is spear-heading a joint venture between Stroger Hospital and the American Cancer Society to get Stroger/Hektoen employees involved in the Chicago Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 22, 2016.

This is a 5k walk (~3 miles). Event check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m. at Soldier Field: 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., Chicago, IL.

Let’s have fun!

Cancer patients get star-like treatment at annual event.

By Alexandra Normington

More than 200 cancer survivors and their family members came together to celebrate their victory against cancer at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System's (CCHHS) Cancer Survivors Day event on June 7 at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital.

During the celebration, survivors had an opportunity to share the story of their fight against cancer and the care they received at CCHHS.

"I love Cook County, it means a lot. It's my place. I was born here in '53 and this is where I'm going to stay," said Deron Howard, a CCHHS patient who went through 44 radiation treatments after being diagnosed with prostate cancer nearly a year and a half ago. Today, Mr. Howard's PSA levels (the markers that can signal prostate cancer) are well within the normal range.

Deron Howard, Basia Lukaszczyk, and Alisha Jackson at the CCHHS Cancer Survivors Day celebration
Deron Howard, Basia Lukaszczyk, and Alisha Jackson at the CCHHS Cancer Survivors Day celebration. Photo: Alexandra Normington.

Mr. Howard and his girlfriend, Alisha Jackson, recognized Basia Lukaszczyk, a certified clinical research professional with Stroger's oncology team ...continue reading "Cook County Cancer Survivors Day: Strength. Support. Inspiration."