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August 21st, 2017

Beating the Odds Against a Deadly Cancer

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Laughing often, listening to his physicians and receiving monthly chemotherapy have helped Clyde Erickson thrive while dealing with acute myelogenous leukemia.

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Tags: acute myelogenous leukemia, Dr. Aref Al-Kali, hematology, Leukemia


August 9th, 2017

Overwhelmed, Breast Cancer Patient Finds Answer in Mayo’s Centralized Care and Treatment

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Renee Hill had received opinions from other health care facilities but desperately wanted to have her medical care centralized and coordinated. “My gut was telling me Mayo was where I needed to go,” she says. 

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Marcia Venegas Pont, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Dr. Oscar Manrique, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, Dr. Tina Hieken, Mayo Breast Clinic


July 31st, 2017

For Jim Heinl, Fighting Cancer is a Team Effort

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With his wife by his side and a team of experts at Mayo Clinic to help him through, Jim Heinl faced down a cancer recurrence and then went back to a life focused on family.

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Tags: Dr. Thomas Byrne, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, liver cancer, Liver Transplant


July 12th, 2017

Mesothelioma Patient Finds Complex, Comprehensive Answer

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A frightening diagnosis of mesothelioma brought Sally Kirkvold to Mayo Clinic. To her great relief, the prompt and thorough care she received put the cancer into remission, allowing her to turn her attention back to normal life.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Helen Ross, Dr. Staci Beamer, Dr. Terence Sio, Medical Oncology, Mesothelioma, Proton Beam Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Village at Mayo Clinic


June 20th, 2017

Advanced Cancer Is No Match for 80-Year-Old Dynamo

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Comprehensive treatment at Mayo Clinic, coupled with a can-do attitude, helps Nanci Sills navigate a difficult cancer diagnosis.

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Tags: Anal cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


June 6th, 2017

From Employee to Patient After Startling Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

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After receiving a surprising diagnosis, Patty Brown navigated her multiple myeloma treatment with support, guidance and care from her Mayo Clinic team — and a few pancakes.

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


June 2nd, 2017

Innovative Radiation Treatment Slows Liver Cancer’s Progression

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Diagnosed with advanced liver cancer, Mark Turnbull had few treatment options. But physicians at Mayo Clinic Health System offered a unique approach to radiation therapy that slowed the cancer’s growth and extended Mark’s life expectancy.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy McBride, liver cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, radiation therapy


June 1st, 2017

College Professor Beats Breast Cancer With Her Hometown Team

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Throughout surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for breast cancer, Polly Browne knew she could rely on the expertise of her multidisciplinary health care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

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Tags: Andreas Cancer Center, breast cancer, Dr. Albert Harris, Dr. David Owens, Dr. Stephan Thomé, Dr. Susan Laabs, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


May 19th, 2017

Beating Esophageal Cancer Odds to Become an Advocate

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Esophageal cancer can be deadly if it’s not caught early. Fortunately for Mary Helen Duggar, her Mayo Clinic doctors found her cancer when it could still be treated. Today she’s working to help others learn more about the disease.

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Dr. Herbert Wolfsen, Dr. John Odell, Dr. Michael Wallace, esophageal cancer, Gastroenterology and Hepatology


May 5th, 2017

Aggressive Treatment Turns the Tide in Taylor Overby’s Fight Against Colon Cancer

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Despite repeated treatment, Taylor Overby’s colon cancer kept coming back. Then the 25-year-old’s care team at Mayo Clinic offered her a unique surgical option, and that has made a world of difference. 

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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