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November 18th, 2016

Relieving Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment With Microsurgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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


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


October 14th, 2013

Antoinette Benevento: Battling Breast Cancer One Day at a Time

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

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 was told it was benign. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 3720, 4728, 5270, 5279, 5333, Antoinette Benevento, Arizona, Barbara Pockaj, breast cancer


December 5th, 2012

My 30-Year Journey with Mayo

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Ardyth Carpenter, and in 1982, I went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, after experiencing a TIA. While there, Mayo’s work up discovered a malignancy in my right breast. I had no ill effects from the “mini-stroke” and the clinic was just a 75 mile drive from my home in Mankato but […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5335, Ardyth Carpenter, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Lymphedema, mastectomy, melanoma


October 24th, 2012

Inflammatory Breast Cancer – Suzy’s Story

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Suzy Underhill’s life took an unexpected turn less than a year ago when she discovered a large lump under her breast. She immediately went to see her gynecologist who recommended that she consult with a specialist. Suzy’s good friend had told her to schedule an appointment at Mayo Clinic and soon after she consulted with […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 4050, 5250, 5333, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Inflammatory Breast Cancer


October 17th, 2012

Male Breast Cancer – Henry’s Story

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Henry Corral had always enjoyed a full life in Arizona – staying fit, spending time with his family and working in the high tech industry.  In March of 2011, his life turned upside down. He received a diagnosis that few men expect to hear – breast cancer. The incidence of male breast cancer is rare […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5279, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, Henry Corral, hormone therapy, male breast cancer, mastectomy, Mayo Clinic, oncology


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