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From 'Shock' to Hope – Young Woman Shares Her Breast Cancer Journey

From 'Shock' to Hope – Young Woman Shares Her Breast Cancer Journey

In her early 30s and with “a wonderful child, wonderful husband and a great career,” Dawn DeCook-Gibson says the last thing she expected was a breast cancer diagnosis. Following the initial shock of the news, Dawn, from Chandler, Arizona, sought out doctors at Mayo Clinic and was guided through her [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Breaking Away From Pain With the Help of 'The Scrambler'

Breaking Away From Pain With the Help of 'The Scrambler'

Participating in a clinical trial gave Karen Safranek a solution to her decade-long struggle with peripheral neuropathy  Karen Safranek didn't take a worry-free step for 10 years. Severe peripheral neuropathy — a side effect of breast cancer treatment she received in 2002 — left her with constant burning, tingling, numbness [...]

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Facing Breast Cancer: Lynn Gallett’s story

Facing Breast Cancer: Lynn Gallett’s story

When Lynn Gallett was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had a number of concerns and decisions to make. In the video below, Lynn discusses the process and her experience at Mayo Clinic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGIWMv_0IUY HELPFUL LINKS: Learn more about triple negative breast cancer. Explore Mayo's Department of Oncology. Join a conversation [...]

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

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

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. [...]

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Antoinette Benevento: Battling Breast Cancer One Day at a Time

Antoinette Benevento: Battling Breast Cancer One Day at a Time

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 [...]

Created by Susana Shephard

Make Good Things Come From Bad

Make Good Things Come From Bad

During a hospitalization for pneumonia more than 20 years ago in her hometown of Barrington, IL, Ilse Hein received very frightening news: she had multiple myeloma. Initially she understood that she had a skin cancer (a melanoma), though she soon learned that multiple myeloma was actually very different: a complex [...]

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To Test or Not to Test - Genetics, That Is

To Test or Not to Test - Genetics, That Is

So I wonder if anyone else spent part of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, pondering what they would do. Would they take the test to learn if they were at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer? What if it came back positive? What decision would they make – to keep [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

A Young Woman's Battle Against Breast Cancer - One Day at a Time

A Young Woman's Battle Against Breast Cancer - One Day at a Time

  “I think it’s cancer,” are not words that anyone, especially a 29 year old nurse recently relocated to Arizona, expects to hear. Jennifer McGoldrick faced these words and the eventual diagnosis of breast cancer shortly after moving to Scottsdale to continue her nursing career at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She shares [...]

Created by Susana Shephard

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