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June 20th, 2017

Advanced Cancer Is No Match for 80-Year-Old Dynamo

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Comprehensive treatment at Mayo Clinic, coupled with a can-do attitude, helps Nanci Sills navigate a difficult cancer diagnosis.

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Tags: Anal cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


June 6th, 2017

From Employee to Patient After Startling Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

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After receiving a surprising diagnosis, Patty Brown navigated her multiple myeloma treatment with support, guidance and care from her Mayo Clinic team — and a few pancakes.

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


June 2nd, 2017

Innovative Radiation Treatment Slows Liver Cancer’s Progression

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Diagnosed with advanced liver cancer, Mark Turnbull had few treatment options. But physicians at Mayo Clinic Health System offered a unique approach to radiation therapy that slowed the cancer’s growth and extended Mark’s life expectancy.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy McBride, liver cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, radiation therapy


May 5th, 2017

Aggressive Treatment Turns the Tide in Taylor Overby’s Fight Against Colon Cancer

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Despite repeated treatment, Taylor Overby’s colon cancer kept coming back. Then the 25-year-old’s care team at Mayo Clinic offered her a unique surgical option, and that has made a world of difference. 

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 1st, 2017

Wife, Mother and Nurse Gains a New Title — Brain Cancer Survivor

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A Mayo Clinic oncology nurse, Nicole Barlanti knew how tough cancer could be. What she didn’t know was that she’d have to face it firsthand, while she was still in her 20s. Here’s Nicole’s story, in her own words.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Ron Reimer, glioblastoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nicole Barlanti


April 11th, 2017

Cancer Care Inspires Kim DeBolt to Join the Mayo Clinic Team

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It was a quiet, rainy morning in 2002 at the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota. Kim DeBolt was staying at the hospitality house while recovering from a stem cell transplant at Mayo Clinic to treat acute myelogenous leukemia.

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Tags: acute myelogenous leukemia, Dr. Mark Litzow, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, stem cell transplant


March 30th, 2017

Minimally Invasive Polyp Removal Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

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For years, Rosa Isern has thoroughly enjoyed her job with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, where soldiers, airmen and their families purchase goods and services. Her work has taken her around the world on several tours overseas, including stints in Iraq, Afghanistan, Greenland and Djibouti. In 2015, however, Rosa’s future became uncertain when […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Michael Wallace, Endoscopic mucosal resection, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, MayoClinicFL


February 22nd, 2017

Innovative Multiple Myeloma Care Renews a Pilot’s Energy and Outlook

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At 81 years old, Harold Rogers has had quite a ride. For 30 years, the St. Mary’s, Georgia, resident was an air traffic controller and corporate jet pilot. But nothing prepared Harold for a diagnosis in early 2009 of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells inside bone marrow, which is considered incurable. “I’d […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Dr. Lawrence Solberg, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


January 17th, 2017

Unable to Outpace Tumors, Karen Ramsey Fights Back With Attitude

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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


December 23rd, 2016

Successful Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Inspires Richard Carvajal to Reach Out

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In August 2014, Richard Carvajal, then 43, was in the best shape of his life. He was excited as he left his home in Bainbridge, Georgia, to compete in his first Olympic-distance triathlon. But as he drove across Alabama on his way to the race site, he started feeling sharp abdominal pain. “It kept getting […]

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Tags: Dr. John Stauffer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Pancreatic Cancer, whipple procedure


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