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June 26th, 2014

College Student Overcomes Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

In her early 20s, Erin Ayub has big plans. As a college student in El Paso, Texas, she is also a musician and aspiring writer. She had to put her plans on hold for a bit while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic in Arizona due to a rare illness — anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. […]

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Tags: Arizona, encephalitis, Erin Ayub, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Patient Story


June 25th, 2014

Fiction Becomes Reality: Surviving Metastatic Appendiceal Cancer

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

“There’s something weird going on,” explained the surgeon in Las Vegas, Nevada. For retired hotel executive Charles Livingston, these words signaled the start of a long journey, which began following an emergency appendectomy. He had experienced abdominal symptoms and received various diagnoses before being rushed to the operating room for a burst appendix. Following surgery, Charles […]

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Tags: appendiceal cancer, Arizona, Cancer, Charles Livingston, Dr. Camoriano, Dr. Wasif, HIPEC, John Camoriano, Mayo Clinic, Nabil Wasif


June 6th, 2014

Coping with a Rare Disorder: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

David Hirschy of Prescott, Arizona, has worn many hats — from record producer to chef to silversmith. In fact, his love of food made him think something was wrong a few years ago when he lost his sense of taste. He began to have other symptoms, too, which led him to Mayo Clinic in Arizona where […]

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Tags: Arizona, Cronkhite-Canada, Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, David Hershey, David Hirschy, Dr. De Petris, Dr. Harris, Gastroenterology, Giovanni De Petris, Hirschy, Lucinda Harris, Pathology


January 17th, 2014

Dr. David Fleischer: Treating Esophageal Cancer in Kenya

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Esophageal cancer is a challenging enough condition to treat at the best medical centers in the U.S. When the condition affects scores of people in a developing country in eastern Africa, the challenge is all the more demanding. David Fleischer, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Africa, Arizona, Cancer, David Fleischer, David Fleischer MD, Dr. Fleischer, esophageal cancer, esophagus, Kenya, radio frequency ablation, RFA, Tenwek Hospital


January 8th, 2014

Richard Rubenstein: Overcoming Rectal Cancer

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

A routine colonoscopy in 2007 saved Richard Rubenstein’s life. Richard, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Ariz., had expected to receive a clean bill of health, especially since he had no alarming symptoms or any family history of colorectal malignancies. Instead he received shocking news – he had stage 3 rectal cancer. Richard decided to pursue his […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 3779, 5279, 5315, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal surgery


January 7th, 2014

Ginette’s Top Tips for Breast Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Ginette Weiner began her fight against breast cancer in 2008, and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She is a patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and under the ongoing care of Donald Northfelt, M.D. She brings a fresh, honest and engaging perspective to patients and their loved ones with the following advice for breast cancer patients and their families. Advice for Loved Ones 1.  Do not tell […]

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Tags: 2375, 3640, 3719, 4728, 4729, 5315, 5335, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Donald Northfelt


October 14th, 2013

Antoinette Benevento: Battling Breast Cancer One Day at a Time

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Joy, music, vibrancy and energy. Antoinette Benevento embraces the gifts of dance and shares how lessons learned as a professional dancer prepared her for her biggest challenge ahead. In December of 2010, Antoinette discovered a large lump in her breast. Alarmed by her finding, she quickly sought medical care and was told it was benign. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 3720, 4728, 5270, 5279, 5333, Antoinette Benevento, Arizona, Barbara Pockaj, breast cancer


July 23rd, 2013

A Double Blessing: The Mexican Red Cross Donation

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

As an international patient coordinator at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, I have had many opportunities to work with patients to ensure that they receive the best medical care and attention. Helping patients is our number one priority at the International Patients Center. Last year, we had a unique opportunity to reach beyond our four walls […]

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Tags: Arizona, Carlos Bloch, Cruz Roja, David Reidy, Donation, International Patients Center, Los Mochis, Mexican Red Cross, Mexico, Mila Vargas, Robert Ferrigni, Sinaloa


June 14th, 2013

Finally! Relief for Unbearable Acid Reflux: The LINX Procedure

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Who hasn’t experienced the occasional acid reflux from a particularily spicy dinner or an extra slice of pizza? Nothing that an over-the-counter pill wouldn’t relieve, right? Unfortunately, for seven long years, Shawnee Williams, suffered not a few but daily episodes of progressively worsening acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, GERD. At only age 25, she experienced […]

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Tags: 2927, 3169, 4024, acid reflux, Arizona, GERD, Harold, Kristi Harold, LINXX LIN, Mayo Clinic, procedure, Shawnee Williams


December 19th, 2012

Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Leukemia Patient – Max’s Story

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

At the age of eight, Max Harris overcame aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. Successful treatment led to his recovery and several years of good health. Years later, a visit to the dentist confirmed that his health had taken a serious turn for the worse. Severely […]

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Tags: 1136, 2779, 3640, 3719, 3981, 5279, 5333, acute myelogenous leukemia, Arizona, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, induction chemotherapy


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