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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


January 20th, 2017

After Loss, Cancer Survivor Finds Strength in Community and Giving Back

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Editor’s Note: Carol Phillips is an IT analyst/programmer at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. . She shares her experience and why she travels to Florida to support the annual 26.2 with DONNA Marathon . My breast cancer journey started on April Fool’s Day — April  1, 2011. Only it wasn’t a joke. My routine yearly mammogram came […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer marathon


November 18th, 2016

Relieving Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment With Microsurgery

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In May 2013, at age 47, Angenette Monroe was diagnosed with invasive cancer in her left breast. After six months of chemotherapy, she had a mastectomy as part of her treatment plan. The former gastroenterology technologist had participated in many medical procedures and was well aware of the challenges people can face after surgery. But […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Antonio Forte, Dr. Dawn Mussallem, Florida Campus, Lymphedema, mastectomy, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


September 29th, 2016

A Male Mammogram Brings Relief, Life and Marketing Lessons

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By Marty Weintraub Editor’s Note: Marty Weintraub, an entrepreneur, author, speaker and musician, came to Mayo Clinic in 2015 for a mammogram after noticing a lump on his chest. He wrote a compelling account of the experience on his blog, and gave us permission to repost his story.  From a San Francisco truffle shop to an upscale St. Paul […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Breast Clinic, Dr. Loni Neal, mammogram


February 29th, 2016

Professional Outdoorsman Lives Life to the Fullest After Liver Transplant

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Being diagnosed with bile duct cancer that eventually necessitated a liver transplant wasn’t enough to keep Steve Woodford down for long. A South African native living in Utah, Steve is professional skydiving instructor, backpacker and canyon guide in Zion National Park. He has always lived on the edge with his active outdoors lifestyle. Getting sick […]

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Tags: Bile Duct Cancer, breast cancer, Florida Campus, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


November 5th, 2015

Gut Feeling, Being in Right Place May Have Saved Lynn Witherspoon

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

When Lynn Witherspoon was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to move quickly. And she wanted to move to a place she felt would give her the care she needed. So she and her husband moved from their home in North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida, to be near Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. “We live in […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Matthew Robertson III, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, Dr. Saranya Chumsri, Florida Campus, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, lumpectomy, Ovarian Cancer


September 4th, 2015

Critical Care Team Gives Young Mom Second Chance in Fight Against Cancer

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Three years had passed since Hollis Youngner, 34, had been diagnosed and treated for HER2+ breast cancer. So in late 2014, when the mother of one was “just feeling yucky, tired, nauseous,” she says cancer wasn’t even on her mind. “I was secretly excited, thinking of ways to tell everyone I was pregnant,” she says. […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Diaz-Gomez, Dr. John Moss, Dr. Moreno, Florida Campus, Hollis, metastatic cancer, pulmonary embolism


March 23rd, 2015

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

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

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 treatment and recovery by Donald […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, breast cancer, Dr. Barbara Pockaj, Dr. Donald Northfelt, mastectomy


February 19th, 2015

Breaking Away From Pain With the Help of ‘The Scrambler’

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

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 and pain in both her […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Peripheral Neuropathy, Rochester Campus


January 7th, 2015

Facing Breast Cancer: Lynn Gallett’s story

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

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. HELPFUL LINKS: Learn more about triple negative breast cancer. Explore Mayo’s Department of Oncology. Join a conversation on Mayo Clinic Connect. Request an […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, breast cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Barbara Pockaj, Dr. Donald Northfelt


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