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Orchestrating Cancer Treatment Not An Obstacle For International Musician

Alvaro Gomez knows people in several continents and has access to health care in the U.S., Chile and Europe. When the Central Florida resident faced a prostate cancer diagnosis, he polled his acquaintances and doctors near and far and came up with one answer: Mayo Clinic. “I was fortunate that [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Prostate cancer treated with robotic surgical system

Randall Minion, M.D., was helping out a newly hired lab technician when he had his prostate specific antigen (PSA) tested. When he volunteered his blood sample for training purposes at his private practice, he never dreamed it would lead to the serendipitous early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. "I [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

Robotic minimally invasive heart surgery reduces recovery time

Denny Waite didn't expect what was in store for him when he made a routine visit to his doctor in January 2009. A 61-year-old construction contractor from a Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) suburb, Denny had no history of medical problems, and on the day of his appointment he felt fine. [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

Robotic Head and Neck Surgery

Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have developed a new robotic procedure performed through the mouth (transorally) to treat cancers of the tongue base and tonsils. Mayo Clinic is one of the few medical centers in the United States offering this surgery, and Mayo physicians have extensive experience in the procedure. In [...]

Created by Makala Johnson

Jillayn Hey's "Remarkable" Mayo Clinic Story

Editor's Note: Jillayn Hey, a Mayo Clinic patient from LaCrosse, WI, sent this story via email. I recently read an article titled; "Want to Heal? Tell Your Story. Narrative medicine boosts our bodies and souls", Utne Reader (Sept.-Oct. 2009). The basis of the article is that through telling our personal [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Snowboarding Great Grandma Cancer Survivor on YouTube

In last week's Social Media Saturday post we introduced Mayo Clinic's YouTube channel and how you can view videos and pass them along to your family or friends who might find them interesting. But what if you want to share your story through video? One option is to contact our Mayo [...]

Created by Lee Aase