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April 3rd, 2013

Mayo’s caring attitude brings hope to patient

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Jim Brooks was vacationing with his family in Spain when suddenly he couldn’t speak for 10 minutes and wound up in the hospital. Jim and his wife Louanne decided together they wanted to return to their Minnesota home and Mayo Clinic. Jim was diagnosed in August 2012 at Mayo Clinic with glioblastoma, stage 4 brain […]

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Tags: 1136, 2871, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trial, Dr. Joon Uhm


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


March 26th, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 3 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Previously: “Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4” and “Joey’s Hope – Part 2 of 4” …Within the next twelve short months Joel, Kimberly, and their daughter made FIVE additional trips to the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester. Joel had a wonderful oncologist in Fort Wayne, Dr. Carr, who was willing to work with the Mayo […]

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Tags: 1136, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain, Cancer, chemotherapy, gamma-knife, Joel Saunders, Joey, Kimberly Saunders, Mayo Clinic


March 23rd, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 2 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Previously: “Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4” …Joel was gone to surgery and then to recovery on Friday from about 6:30 a.m. until 4 or 5 p.m. He was moved to the ninth floor of the Mary Brigh building in ICU. Dr. Bledsoe talked with Kimberly and advised that the surgery went well. Although […]

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Tags: 1136, 5279, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, Cancer, Dr. Bledsoe, Dr. Lachance, gamma-knife, Joel Saunders, Joey, Kimberly


October 21st, 2011

A Family Member’s Point of View

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

By Lindsay Engelstad I was not a patient at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, but my mother was. Prior to her going into the hospital, I always hear people say “Go to the Mayo Clinic it is the best place to be if you are sick”. Yeah right, it is a hospital and all hospitals are the […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 3739, 5252, 5279, 5333, Arabia, Arizona, breathing, Hodgkin's


September 13th, 2011

Trial Lawyer Treated for Cancer on Vocal Cords

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Jim Zloch is a trial lawyer from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was diagnosed in Florida for cancer on his vocal cords. He sought a second opinion and ultimately, treatment at Mayo Clinic in 2006. Jim talks about going through six weeks of radiation treatment and seeing both Dr. Kerry Olsen and Dr. Robert Foote. He […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3723, 5267, 5279, 5315, 5335, Cancer, Florida, Jim Zloch, Kerry Olsen, lawyer


February 1st, 2011

MaryEllen’s Journey: Hope Returns (Final Episode)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

The moment finally came. But it was an uneasy one at first. MaryEllen Sheppard was about to receive her last round of chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic, with friends and family by her side. But as her loved ones and her nurses cheered her on, a wave of emotion hit this mom with nerves of steel. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5333, breast cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, YouTube


June 15th, 2009

“Mayo is where I go to get well”

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Editor’s note: This story was submitted by Sheila Robb, a Mayo Clinic patient from Minneapolis. I was at Mayo a couple of months ago to start planning for a new treatment. The breast cancer that had metastasized 2 ½ years ago in my lymph system responded well to the Xeloda I had been on but […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 4728, 5159, 5279, 5335, Cancer, Mayo Clinic, oncology, radiation, Stereotactic


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