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Near-death experience brings second chance, new calling

On May 14, 2011, Nancy Capelle, a wife and mother of two young daughters, clinically died at the age of 40. She suffered spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition that blocks blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm and sudden death. But thanks to the quick actions [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Untangling a complex medical challenge

Amy Supergan has battled a host of difficult and painful disorders. Now she's found a way back to enjoying her life and her family. In the summer of 2013, Amy Supergan took a trip to Italy. That may not sound extraordinary, but there was a time when being able to [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

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 with Cancer: Blessings and Hope Abound

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. For Robert Hoopes, a facilities manager from Glendale, Ariz., the diagnosis hit home - twice. In 2006, Kara, his wife of more than three decades, discovered that she had advanced colon cancer. After a two year battle, she sadly passed away at the [...]

Created by Susana Shephard

Why I support cancer clinical research

This entry is written  by Brittney Head, 21, an intern at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. As a young woman in my early 20s, I have been consumed for the past few years with living in the moment and enjoying life to the fullest, without much thought to the future. [...]

Created by Cynthia Nelson Weiss

Are You Doing Any Research on…?

“I saw your feature on the research you’re doing. I realize it’s preliminary, but is there any additional information you could send me?” I’m always surprised how many people contact us about ongoing research projects. Folks with chronic conditions or their family members tend to search the Web for new [...]

Created by Robert Nellis