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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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Josh Russell Faces His Toughest Battle

Josh Russell Faces His Toughest Battle

Josh Russell spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. But he says his toughest battle took place years after he left the military. In early 2011, Josh noticed a bump in his stomach around his navel. He thought the bump was a hernia, and his doctor initially agreed. Josh [...]

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Joyous Victory: Lung Cancer Survivor Finds Her Niche, Gives Back to Help Others

Joyous Victory: Lung Cancer Survivor Finds Her Niche, Gives Back to Help Others

Written by Eunice Nishimura My journey started innocently enough as a neck strain I received while playing with my daughter’s golden retriever in October 2010. As the year ended, the discomfort had increased, and I sought out my physician in January 2011. He set up appointments for MRI and MRA [...]

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Knocking

Knocking "Care Coordination" Out of the Park

Written by Barry M. Bloom When I arrived at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., that September day almost five years ago, my care for colon cancer was fractured and really a mess. I had suffered through a second bout of the disease, when the cancer jumped from the colon to [...]

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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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Managing my multiple myeloma

Managing my multiple myeloma

Judy Phillips found hope when hope was running out thanks to a physician willing to try new (and old) treatments, a team of "wonderful nurses," and the "steadfast support and optimism" of her husband.    Written by Judy Phillips I am a seven-year survivor of multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer [...]

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Living for Today: Husband and Wife Battle Lymphoma Together

Living for Today: Husband and Wife Battle Lymphoma Together

It’s tough for anyone to deal with a cancer diagnosis, especially someone at the age of 18. Todd Blake, a Jacksonville, Fla., native, was just beginning life as a freshman at the University of Florida when he was diagnosed with late-stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a serious form of blood cancer. Fast-forward [...]

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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 [...]

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