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Archive for January, 2013

January 29th, 2013

#TheDonna Series: A Certified Cheerer and First Aid Captain

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Thousands are preparing to lace up their sneakers for the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday, Feb. 17, and in doing so, supporting ongoing research at Mayo Clinic related to breast cancer. But it takes a lot of people to ensure the success of the marathon. Shawn […]

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Tags: 5250, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


January 25th, 2013

Physician Documents his Cancer Survival, Grateful to Mayo Clinic

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

I am Dr. J. Kemper Campbell, an ophthalmologist from Lincoln, Nebraska. I noted a small asymptomatic mass on the right side of my neck in December 2006. When needle biopsy established it to be a poorly differentiated metastatic cancer of unknown origin, I asked a colleague for a referral to the institution best equipped to […]

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Tags: 1136, 3325, 5267, 5335, Dr. J. Kemper Campbell, Dr. Kerry Olsen, ENT, metastatic cancer, Neck, Surgery, throat cancer


January 24th, 2013

#TheDonna Series: Running for Aunt Donna

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Thousands are preparing to lace up their sneakers for the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday, February 17, 2013, and in doing so, supporting ongoing research (PDF) at Mayo Clinic related to breast cancer. Ashley Crofton is one of them. Although she works in Mayo Clinic’s Department of […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 2375, 5250, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, running, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


January 17th, 2013

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. “Every time I […]

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5268, 5335, 5336, Canada, early diagnosis, Executive Health Program, John Henderson, Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer


January 15th, 2013

Unraveling the Mystery of Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Imagine listening in real time to the thump, thump of your own heartbeat, the rush of your blood pulsing through your veins, and even the slightest twitch of your eyes – all in surround sound.  Those are but a few of the symptoms that Wendy Tapper was experiencing when she arrived at the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: 5267, 5335, balance, Dr. Charles Beatty, Dr. Daniel Blum, ear, hearing, otorhinolaryngology, Round Window Occlusion, Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome, Surgery, Wendy Tapper


January 3rd, 2013

Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Twelve years ago, Ron Wilson woke up with a swollen neck and knew something was very wrong. After visiting his doctor, he learned that his blood counts were off the charts. Consultation with an oncologist revealed shocking news – Ron was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a non-curable but treatable form of blood […]

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Tags: 1136, 2145, 2146, 3100, 3640, 3719, 3740, 3981, 5279, 5334, BMT, Cancer


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