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Physician Documents his Cancer Survival, Grateful to Mayo Clinic

I am Dr. J. Kemper Campbell, an ophthalmologist from Lincoln, Nebraska. I noted a small asymptomatic mass on the right side of my neck in December 2006. When needle biopsy established it to be a poorly differentiated metastatic cancer of unknown origin, I asked a colleague for a referral to [...]

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Laser microsurgery for throat cancer preserves voice, function

For years, Danny Snodgrass had trouble speaking. His local doctors attributed it to drainage issues. Eventually, an ear, nose and throat specialist ordered a biopsy. It came back positive for throat cancer. Snodgrass, who had never smoked and drank alcohol only occasionally, was stunned. An online search for treatment options [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

Thanks to Mayo, My Survival and Passion for Softball Will Continue

I will never forget the afternoon of January 31, 2011, when I was at my local health provider and received the devastating news that I had stage 4 throat cancer at the base of my tongue that had spread to my lymph nodes. My local health care provider gave me [...]

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Faster Recovery after Throat Cancer Surgery

When Rob Clary, 44, of Cave Creek, Ariz., needed surgery for cancer in his throat, the surgeon was able to remove the cancer through Clary’s mouth. Last February, Clary had surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, one of a few hospitals in the United States to offer this transoral approach [...]

Created by Stacy Theobald

Benefits of Collaborative Patient Care - Thoughts from a Mayo Clinic Head and Neck Surgeon

In the video below, Eric Moore, M.D., a head and neck surgeon at Mayo Clinic, describes benefits of the comprehensive, collaborative and efficient patient care provided every day to Mayo Clinic patients. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POuWoB6qvGM For more information on recent research by Dr. Moore, view the post and video on transoral robotic surgery for [...]

Created by Elizabeth Rice