Patient says he almost fell asleep during relaxing radiation treatment
Far from frightening, the Halcyon system, used for delivering radiation therapy at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH), is comfortable, quick and quiet, according to patient Joe Nitti, a 59-year-old salesman who completed 25 treatments.
Every day is a celebration for cancer-free patient
Despite low survival rates, patient Ken Brown is thriving, and now provides emotional support to others diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Five-year survival rates vary from as low as one percent for advanced stage IV, to 14 percent for stage IA, according to the American Cancer Society.
Long commute worthwhile for premier breast cancer care at NCH
Julie Grant remembers the fun she had celebrating her last breast cancer radiation session. A little over a year ago, she rang the bell in NCH Cancer Services (a long-held tradition to mark the completion of treatment), then went home to find surprises from friends and neighbors.
‘Pink Out’ soccer event to provide money for mammograms at NCH
Watch a soccer game, have some coffee and schedule a mammogram. Support breast cancer awareness at NCH by attending the Pink Out Soccer Event, hosted by Elite Soccer Community Organization (ESCO) at 6 p.m. on October 28 at Rolling Meadows High School.
Walk or run to benefit lung cancer patients at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)
Register for the 2018 Pairing Up to Beat Lung Cancer 5K Race & Walk, which takes place on November 3 at 8:30 a.m. The event starts and ends at Midtown Athletic Club, 1760 North Hicks Road in Palatine, with a scenic trek through the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.
Ride a motorcycle to help lung patients at Northwest Community Healthcare
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Foundation will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the Fourth Annual Monk’s Ride, a tributary motorcycle run on Sunday, August 19 in Algonquin to honor the late Dennis “Monk” Heidmann, a former lung cancer patient at NCH.
The case for colonoscopies: Marge’s story
On the fence about whether or not to get that colonoscopy? Don’t wait! Take it from Marge Koperny, who shares her story of colorectal cancer diagnosis, treatment and care from the experts at Northwest Community Healthcare this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
NCH nurse beats breast cancer with help from her colleagues
Last year, Pauline Moy went from being a nurse, wife, mother and grandmother who needed a routine screening to a woman with a breast cancer diagnosis within a matter of hours. Moreover, she was the first patient at NCH to have a breast tumor detected by 3D digital mammography.
Prostate cancer ‘a bump in the road’ for Arlington Heights body shop owner
Like many men, 65-year-old Jim Irmen went to see his primary care physician when his wife reminded him he was due for a checkup and PSA test. Today he sure is glad he followed through and put his care into the hands of the experienced physicians and practitioners at Northwest Community Healthcare.