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Archive for October, 2012

October 25th, 2012

What Volunteering at Mayo Clinic Means to Me

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Many experiences in my life have impacted the way I look at the world and all of the different people around me. I have realized that the world is so much bigger than just me and my family. Working together with each of our strengths and weaknesses can bring about extraordinary hope and progress. A […]

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Tags: Alison Miller, Volunteer


October 24th, 2012

Inflammatory Breast Cancer – Suzy’s Story

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Suzy Underhill’s life took an unexpected turn less than a year ago when she discovered a large lump under her breast. She immediately went to see her gynecologist who recommended that she consult with a specialist. Suzy’s good friend had told her to schedule an appointment at Mayo Clinic and soon after she consulted with […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 4050, 5250, 5333, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Inflammatory Breast Cancer


October 23rd, 2012

Two Hip Replacements and One Happy Patient

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Samantha Blythe, and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is a five-star medical facility in my book. Out of all the specialty clinics and hospitals that I’ve been to in my childhood and adult years, none of them match up to the quality of care that the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota gives to […]

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Tags: 2117, 3832, 5299, 5331, 5335, Dr. Daniel Berry, Dr. Robert Trousdale, hip dysplasia, Hip replacement, Mayo Clinic, Samantha Blythe


October 17th, 2012

Male Breast Cancer – Henry’s Story

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Henry Corral had always enjoyed a full life in Arizona – staying fit, spending time with his family and working in the high tech industry.  In March of 2011, his life turned upside down. He received a diagnosis that few men expect to hear – breast cancer. The incidence of male breast cancer is rare […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5279, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, Henry Corral, hormone therapy, male breast cancer, mastectomy, Mayo Clinic, oncology


October 11th, 2012

Blood Donations Help Keep Young Man Alive

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“I am a brain tumor survivor who spent 10 weeks at the wonderful Mayo Clinic. During this time, I had many bleeding complications. The doctors had to give me blood products on multiple occasions. Simply put, without those blood donations, I would not be alive today. Since my return home (Kansas), the Red Cross has […]

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Tags: 1234, 5335, Blood, Blood Donation, Blood Donor Center, brain tumor, Doug Frye, Red Cross


October 10th, 2012

Breast Cancer Hits Home Three Times in One Year

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

A mother and her three daughters – all diagnosed with breast cancer. Kathleen O’Brien shares her family’s history battling a disease which eventually took her mother’s life and now has struck three more times. Kathleen and her sisters, Angel and Brenda,  carry the BRCA gene which means they face a much higher risk of developing both […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5250, 5333, Arizona, BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, Cancer


October 9th, 2012

A Family Doctor’s View of Mayo Clinic

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“First onboard and seated on the aisle, I watched my fellow passengers as they slowly filled the small regional jet. I was struck by how many of them limped, used walking devices, lugged oxygen tanks, or had skin conditions. It took me a moment to comprehend why. Then it came to me – we were […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, President, Richard Roberts, WONCA, World Organization of Family Doctors


October 8th, 2012

Mayo’s first mother-daughter physician duo hopes they’re first of many

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

While they have a number of father-son counterparts, Dietlind Wahner-Roedler, M.D., General Internal Medicine, and her daughter, Andrea Wahner Hendrickson, M.D., Medical Oncology, are Mayo Clinic’s first mother-daughter physician duo. “I think it shows the moving trend of more women going into medicine,” says Dr. Wahner Hendrickson. When Dr. Wahner-Roedler started her residency at Mayo […]

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Tags: daughter, Dr. Andrea Wahner Hendrickson, Dr. Dietlind Wahner-Roedler, Mayo Clinic, mother


October 2nd, 2012

The Pink Paper that Reads “We Can Cure It”

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Mayo Clinic was prominently featured in The Florida Times-Union’s eight-page special section “Breast Cancer 2012 – We Can Cure It” in their September 30, 2012 newspaper which focuses on how today’s medical advances are helping breast cancer survival rates hit an all-time high. This pink-covered section of Jacksonville’s local daily newspaper features commentary by and photos of several Mayo […]

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Tags: Breast Caner, Florida, MayoClinicFL, news, Woman


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