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January 17th, 2017

Unable to Outpace Tumors, Karen Ramsey Fights Back With Attitude

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Courage. Optimism. Acceptance. Those are just a few of the attributes that define the determination of Karen Ramsey, whose rare medical condition makes her a member of an exclusive club. One to which she would much prefer not to belong. Karen has Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, or VHL, in which a gene mutation causes her body […]

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Tags: Dr. Alyx Porter, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Dr. Thai Ho, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Von Hippel-Lindau Clinic


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


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


March 7th, 2014

Knocking “Care Coordination” Out of the Park

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

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 the lung. After surgery to […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, oncology, Patient Stories


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