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Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Dec 15, 2017

Successful Cancer Treatment Leads to a New Career

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After lengthy treatment for metastatic colon cancer, not only did Don Guillot emerge with the disease in remission, he also came away inspired to pursue a future in nursing. [...]
Successful Cancer Treatment Leads to a New Career
Dec 14, 2017

Relishing Motherhood After Battling Advanced Breast Cancer

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When she found out her breast cancer had come back, Luciana Farfalli, M.D., faced an uncertain future. But care at Mayo Clinic put the cancer in remission and allowed her to turn her attention back to the family she adores. [...]
Relishing Motherhood After Battling Advanced Breast Cancer
Dec 11, 2017

Complex Heart Surgery Keeps Panama Native on the Greens

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When persistent fatigue began to slow down Ricardo Henriquez, an evaluation at Mayo Clinic revealed he needed surgery to fix his heart valves and correct an irregular heartbeat. The procedure also allowed him to again pursue his passion for golf.  [...]
Complex Heart Surgery Keeps Panama Native on the Greens
Dec 7, 2017

Swift Action Saves Skier After Heart Attack on the Water

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Quick thinking and high-quality care helped Brian Kanable recover after what could have been a deadly medical emergency.  [...]
Swift Action Saves Skier After Heart Attack on the Water
Dec 6, 2017

Mayo Clinic saved my life. Not once, but twice.

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Kent Larson's visits to Mayo Clinic have involved multiple surgeries, some of them nearly 50 years apart. Here Kent shares his story of the life-changing care he's received.  [...]
Mayo Clinic saved my life. Not once, but twice.
Dec 1, 2017

New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future

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After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic renewed Thomas Kim's health and rekindled his confidence in the future. [...]
New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future
Nov 29, 2017

Microsurgery Provides Much-Needed Relief to Teen With Lymphedema

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Hobbled with painful ankle swelling for a year, Amanda Garrett finally found answers and a solution at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Microsurgery Provides Much-Needed Relief to Teen With Lymphedema
Nov 27, 2017

Finding Blessings in My Battle With Leukemia

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Janie Magruder reflects on her cancer diagnosis and treatment, including a crucial stem cell donation from an unlikely source that helped to save her life. [...]
Finding Blessings in My Battle With Leukemia
Nov 22, 2017

Halfway Around the World and in Need of a New Liver

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After an extended hospital stay followed by a flight across the globe with his survival in question, Tom Walsh came to Mayo Clinic, where he received a lifesaving transplant. [...]
Halfway Around the World and in Need of a New Liver
Nov 20, 2017

Exacting Surgery Eliminates a Pilot's Melanoma

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Diagnosed with melanoma, Mark Schoonover's skilled surgical team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire used a precise technique called Mohs surgery to remove all the cancer while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. [...]
Exacting Surgery Eliminates a Pilot's Melanoma
Nov 17, 2017

Former NATO Engineer Back in the Game After Shoulder Replacement

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When he began to have serious shoulder pain, James Biond feared his decades-long enjoyment of racquetball might come to an end. But his Mayo Clinic surgeon put those fears to rest. Now after shoulder replacement, James has returned to his favorite sport pain-free. [...]
Former NATO Engineer Back in the Game After Shoulder Replacement
Nov 15, 2017

Double Cancer Diagnosis Leads Arizona Couple to Mayo Clinic for Care

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When Vincent and Sandra Streech were diagnosed with cancer, the husband and wife turned to Mayo Clinic. The pair each received treatment through clinical trials, and today the future looks more promising for both of them. [...]
Double Cancer Diagnosis Leads Arizona Couple to Mayo Clinic for Care
Nov 14, 2017

Treatment for Throat Cancer Gives Dentist New Point of View

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After undergoing robotic surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy as part of a clinical trial to treat cancer, Bruce Trulson has gained a new understanding of how he can better care for his own patients. [...]
Treatment for Throat Cancer Gives Dentist New Point of View
Nov 10, 2017

Gaining Fresh Perspective Via Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

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Diagnosed with breast cancer at 27, Sara Martinek persevered through treatment with the support of her family, friends and care team, and she came out on the other side with a new appreciation for what matters in life. [...]
Gaining Fresh Perspective Via Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Nov 9, 2017

Liver and Kidney Transplants Revive Ron Hale's Zest for Life

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A host of serious medical problems put Ron Hale on a downward spiral of deteriorating health. But a liver and a kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic stopped Ron's decline and dramatically improved his quality of life. [...]
Liver and Kidney Transplants Revive Ron Hale's Zest for Life
Nov 7, 2017

Breathing Easier After Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

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Surgery to replace a failing heart valve restored Dorothy Ganong's quality of life and gave her back the ability to engage in an active lifestyle. [...]
Breathing Easier After Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Nov 6, 2017

Mastectomy Can't Keep Marianne Huebner Out of Competitive Weightlifting

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When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Marianne Huebner feared her days of competitive weightlifting were over. Her care team at Mayo Clinic had other ideas. [...]
Mastectomy Can't Keep Marianne Huebner Out of Competitive Weightlifting
Nov 1, 2017

Finally Sleeping Soundly and Seizure-Free

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After years of dealing with nighttime seizures, an Illinois man found the relief he sought after Mayo Clinic surgeons precisely mapped the source of his seizures. [...]
Finally Sleeping Soundly and Seizure-Free
Oct 31, 2017

Emerging From Mastectomy With a Healthy Body Image Intact

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When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Margaret Pelikan had two goals: to get rid of the disease and to feel normal afterward. Her team at Mayo Clinic helped her accomplish both. [...]
Emerging From Mastectomy With a Healthy Body Image Intact
Oct 30, 2017

Rough Beginnings, Now Running: 12-year-old's Dream Comes True

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After a heart transplant and two months of cardiovascular rehabilitation, Mischa Melby has finally joined her classmates out on the playground. [...]
Rough Beginnings, Now Running: 12-year-old's Dream Comes True
Oct 26, 2017

Open-Heart Surgery Achieves Success Without Blood Transfusions

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Teamwork and careful planning allowed for successful surgery to treat a congenital heart defect in an infant who, for religious reasons, could not receive blood transfusions or blood products. [...]
Open-Heart Surgery Achieves Success Without Blood Transfusions
Oct 23, 2017

Freed From Lymphedema by Unique, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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  Joni Carithers was forced to deal with swelling in her arm due to lymphedema for years following breast cancer surgery. But in 2016, microsurgery at Mayo Clinic finally relieved the discomfort that had vexed her for so long. [...]
Freed From Lymphedema by Unique, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Oct 21, 2017

Bring Him Now: Transplant Teams Bring Together 'Mayo Clinic at Its Finest' For Young Patient

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When 4-year-old Maksim Messerer's kidney function declined suddenly and unexpectedly, surgical staff from across Mayo Clinic quickly came together to perform his kidney transplant several weeks ahead of schedule. [...]
Bring Him Now: Transplant Teams Bring Together 'Mayo Clinic at Its Finest' For Young Patient
Oct 19, 2017

Lifestyle Changes Yield Positive Results for Wisconsin Woman With Diabetes

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When Debbie Hundley learned she had diabetes and realized what it was doing to her body, she was determined to make the adjustments needed to get the disease under control and keep it that way. [...]
Lifestyle Changes Yield Positive Results for Wisconsin Woman With Diabetes
Oct 16, 2017

Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Cements Brothers' Bond

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Always close growing up, a successful kidney donation and transplant strengthened the connection between siblings Jim Von Holtum and Greg Vaske. [...]
Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Cements Brothers' Bond
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