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Keeping a Positive Outlook Despite a Difficult Disease

For her first 38 years, Jayne Bushman was a picture of health. But then one morning she woke up with an earache, something she says she'd never before experienced. Her first stop was to see her Family Medicine doctor at Mayo Clinic in Rochester who, unable to pinpoint the exact [...]

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Physician Documents his Cancer Survival, Grateful to Mayo Clinic

I am Dr. J. Kemper Campbell, an ophthalmologist from Lincoln, Nebraska. I noted a small asymptomatic mass on the right side of my neck in December 2006. When needle biopsy established it to be a poorly differentiated metastatic cancer of unknown origin, I asked a colleague for a referral to [...]

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Volunteer Firefighter threatened by Tongue Tumor

David Farrell lives and works in the small town of Holyoke, Colorado. The 6'2" volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) had always worked out and stayed in good physical condition. He and his wife, Nicolette, have two sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren. They enjoy motorcycle road trips, camping, [...]

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Cancer & Coordinated Approach to Care

Professor  had a feeling in his throat area for months, but was told not to worry about it. After two to three years it hadn't gotten better. Though he had no pain, his speech was beginning to slur, and he was referred to another doctor. The second doctor diagnosed the [...]

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Never Give Up On Your Health - Sniffing out a Discovery

My name is Katie Little and I am 28 years old.   I have experienced many nasal problems throughout my life, including two nose fractures and, over the last 10 years, have experienced significant difficulty breathing at night.  I tried a variety of methods to alleviate my problem, such as nasal [...]

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The Discovery That Changes Everything

I am a hard charging, creative, passionate person who listens to her “inner voice” as much as possible. Earlier this year, I was having multiple ear and throat infections which were not responsive to antibiotics.  After three rounds, my doctor decided to feel my throat – which led to a [...]

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Patients Inspired New Integrated Space for ENT Practice in Minnesota

The Mayo Clinic Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT, or ear, nose and throat) in Rochester, Minn. recently moved from their locations in three different buildings to one new, integrated space on the 12th floor of the Gonda Building. The new floor better serves patients by bringing ENT, audiology, cochlear implantation services, [...]

Created by Elizabeth Rice

Diagnosing Nick's Mysterious Illness

Melissa Shultz, a freelance writer living in Plano, Texas, wrote an article for Newsweek online about her son Nick's mysterious illness and his diagnosis and treatment at Mayo Clinic. Fatigue set in a day after Nick's dizziness started. Swollen glands followed close behind. Our general practitioner ordered blood work, including [...]

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Benefits of Collaborative Patient Care - Thoughts from a Mayo Clinic Head and Neck Surgeon

In the video below, Eric Moore, M.D., a head and neck surgeon at Mayo Clinic, describes benefits of the comprehensive, collaborative and efficient patient care provided every day to Mayo Clinic patients.

For more information on recent research by Dr. Moore, view the post and video on transoral robotic surgery for [...]

Created by Elizabeth Rice