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June 2nd, 2017

Innovative Radiation Treatment Slows Liver Cancer’s Progression

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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


November 3rd, 2016

Routine Exam Leads to Successful Tonsil Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Gary Pearson went in for a routine physical required by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to maintain his commercial driving privileges, he left with much more than a renewed driver’s license. The 58-year-old departed his appointment with an urgent directive from the nurse practitioner that examined him to see his primary care doctor. The […]

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Tags: Claudia Swanton, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, otorhinolaryngology, Preventive Medicine, radiation therapy


September 10th, 2016

Persevering Through Brain Cancer, Travis McGinnis Remains Upbeat and Optimistic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Travis McGinnis was just 30 years old when an insidious cancer was discovered in his brain. It had been growing there for some time, he says — his physicians estimated between five and 10 years. Had the stage-three oligoastrocytoma not been detected when it was, Travis would have likely lost his life. As it happened, […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Glioma, Hope Lodge, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, oligoastrocytoma, radiation therapy


May 31st, 2016

Mayo Physician Is One of the First Proton Beam Patients in Arizona

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

People often don’t hear the phrase, “You are the most important person in my life today,” especially from those other than family. However, Leslie Milde, M.D., has heard it often — from her patients. She is well aware of the significance of her role in the operating room, and the apprehension felt by patients about […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Dr. Leslie Milde, Dr. Naresh Patel, Dr. Sujay Vora, oncology, Proton Beam Therapy, radiation therapy, Spinal Meningioma


January 8th, 2014

Richard Rubenstein: Overcoming Rectal Cancer

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

A routine colonoscopy in 2007 saved Richard Rubenstein’s life. Richard, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Ariz., had expected to receive a clean bill of health, especially since he had no alarming symptoms or any family history of colorectal malignancies. Instead he received shocking news – he had stage 3 rectal cancer. Richard decided to pursue his […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 3779, 5279, 5315, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal surgery


January 7th, 2014

Ginette’s Top Tips for Breast Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Ginette Weiner began her fight against breast cancer in 2008, and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She is a patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and under the ongoing care of Donald Northfelt, M.D. She brings a fresh, honest and engaging perspective to patients and their loved ones with the following advice for breast cancer patients and their families. Advice for Loved Ones 1.  Do not tell […]

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Tags: 2375, 3640, 3719, 4728, 4729, 5315, 5335, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Donald Northfelt


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


May 31st, 2013

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Dorylee Baez lives fearlessly. Whether flying down a zip line or organizing a pancreatic cancer patient group in Puerto Rico, she plunges into life with zest. The 31-year-old academic advisor at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is known as someone who is tenacious, overcoming whatever obstacles get in her way to achieve and […]

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Tags: 2246, 2250, 2254, 3719, 3723, 5150, 5275, 5279, 5334, chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, FL


December 29th, 2012

Scuba diving and fine dining are still on the menu for Miami man with neck cancer

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery put Miami scuba diver back in the water.

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Tags: 1136, 5276, 5279, 5315, 5335, cancer treatment, John Saviano, Mayo Clinic, radiation therapy, tonsil tumor


December 22nd, 2012

Family Pressure Brings Timely Treatment

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Radiation therapy and surgery put a stop to aggressive anaplastic thyroid cancer.

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Tags: 1136, 2298, 3723, 5266, 5279, 5315, 5335, Dr. Ian D. Hay, Dr. Robert L. Foote, Dr. Scott H. Okuno, Mayo Clinic, radiation therapy


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