Archives: Cardinal Francis George's long battle with cancer
The leader of the Chicago Archdiocese Cardinal Francis George has fought a long battle against numerous types of cancer. The Tribune has covered George's fight. Here's a small look back.
At left, Cardinal George during the blessing of the palm branches in 2010. (Tribune photo)
7:46 AM EDT, March 18, 2014
Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized with "flu-like symptoms" after doctors discovered during a routine checkup last week that he was dehydrated, according to a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
11:49 AM EST, March 7, 2014
In his first interview since being released from the hospital after cancer surgery, Cardinal Francis George spoke candidly Monday about his recovery and building up his physical strength.
11:43 AM EST, March 7, 2014
Imploring all people of faith to pray for him, Cardinal Francis George on Wednesday checked into Loyola University Medical Center, where his bladder will be removed in hopes of conquering a cancer that experts called unpredictable and potentially aggressive.
11:44 AM EST, March 7, 2014
Cardinal Francis George, who battled bladder cancer six years ago, learned Friday that the disease has returned to his kidney and liver, according to the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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