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American Cancer Society reports drop in cancer deaths

American Cancer Society reports drop in cancer deaths

Madi Garcia, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2020

2020 began with a report from The American Cancer Society announcing the steady decline of cancer in the U.S.   The decline in deaths from lung cancer marked  the largest drop, followed by the three other common cancer types of colorectal, breast and prostate. The decline in cancer rates has be...

DePaul student tackles cancer, motherhood and full course load

Liz Arendt sits in DePaul’s Student Center in Lincoln Park with her newborn, Azrael. After posponing treatment during pregnancy, Arendt is now balancing treatment, motherhood and four classes.

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 23, 2019

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Arendt has had a love for the city for as long as she can remember, making DePaul University the ideal college choice. That perfect college experience began to fade during her junior year, when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a form of cancer that affects the blood. A...

Not a death sentence: Why we need to change the way we talk to cancer patients

Not a death sentence: Why we need to change the way we talk to cancer patients

Liliana Trifilio, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018

It was a night like any other. My brother had gone to the hospital after feeling fatigued for several days and thinking nothing of it. An hour later he was screaming “Am I going to die?” through teary eyes to a man in a lab coat. The doctor diagnosed him with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer ...

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