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Cancer

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


May 1st, 2017

Wife, Mother and Nurse Gains a New Title — Brain Cancer Survivor

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A Mayo Clinic oncology nurse, Nicole Barlanti knew how tough cancer could be. What she didn’t know was that she’d have to face it firsthand, while she was still in her 20s. Here’s Nicole’s story, in her own words.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Ron Reimer, glioblastoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nicole Barlanti


April 18th, 2017

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal a Veteran’s Wounds

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Fritz Kruger of Hayward, Wisconsin, wondered how breathing pure oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized tube could heal his body. Fritz, 56, suffered from side effects of radiation therapy for prostate cancer when he was referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in fall 2016. 

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Tags: Cystitis, Dr. James Banich, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Wound care


March 30th, 2017

Minimally Invasive Polyp Removal Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

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For years, Rosa Isern has thoroughly enjoyed her job with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, where soldiers, airmen and their families purchase goods and services. Her work has taken her around the world on several tours overseas, including stints in Iraq, Afghanistan, Greenland and Djibouti. In 2015, however, Rosa’s future became uncertain when […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Michael Wallace, Endoscopic mucosal resection, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, MayoClinicFL


March 27th, 2017

Thanks to Mayo Clinic, Nashville ‘BBQ King’ is Able to Enjoy His Own Brisket and Secret Sauce

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Jack Cawthon unabashedly brags about the secret sauce that is a hallmark of his renowned barbeque restaurant in Nashville, Tennesse, Jack’s Bar-B-Que, where tourists and locals line up for Texas brisket and Tennessee pork shoulder. The iconic sauce remains a family secret and a vital part of the landmark restaurant located on the honkytonk strip […]

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Tags: Dr. David Fleischer, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Lori Goette, Robert Spratley, Tonsillar cancer


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