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Sep 18, 2019

Eliminating a Complex Brain Tumor With Careful Planning and Expert Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Tony DeGange never thought much about the bump on his head until his barber mentioned that it might be a problem. It was. The bump turned out to be a brain tumor. But his Mayo Clinic team successfully removed it, and now Tony's back to enjoying his retirement, bump-free.

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Eliminating a Complex Brain Tumor With Careful Planning and Expert Care
Sep 16, 2019

Fighting a Rare Cancer and Using His Voice to Help Others

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a ganglion cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma.

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Fighting a Rare Cancer and Using His Voice to Help Others
Sep 13, 2019

Surgery to Remove a Nerve Tumor Restores Rose's Joy

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Eleven years of constant pain had left Rose Boehmer worn down and discouraged. Then she met Robert Spinner, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, who not only identified the long-hidden source of her pain, he and his surgical team eliminated it — returning Rose to a full and happy life.

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Surgery to Remove a Nerve Tumor Restores Rose's Joy
Sep 11, 2019

Beating Pancreatic Cancer With a Fresh Approach to Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When doctors discovered a stage 3 tumor on John Magee's pancreas that they deemed inoperable, John took his health into his own hands by seeking a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. That decision made all the difference. Today, John is cancer-free.

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Beating Pancreatic Cancer With a Fresh Approach to Treatment
Sep 9, 2019

Walking Tall After Spine Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Gyles Randall lived for years with pervasive pain that radiated down his legs. When he no longer could tolerate the discomfort, he sought medical help and was surprised to be referred to a neurosurgeon. But that referral made a world of difference.

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Walking Tall After Spine Surgery
Sep 6, 2019

Kidney Transplant is All in the Family

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Jose Ramirez learned his kidneys were failing and he needed a transplant, his sister Kelsey Ramirez-Macias immediately stepped forward to be his donor. With guidance from Mayo Clinic's Hispanic Transplant Program, the Ramirez family navigated the transplant process, and now Jose's health has been restored.

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Kidney Transplant is All in the Family
Sep 4, 2019

Cancer and Brain Tumors Call for Coordinated, Multidisciplinary Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a sled dog trainer, Rick Minard has faced blizzards and subzero temperatures. But those challenges paled in comparison to facing a complicated medical situation that involved brain tumors and two cancer diagnoses. He's been able to weather it all, though, thanks to the trust he's placed in his team at Mayo Clinic.

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Cancer and Brain Tumors Call for Coordinated, Multidisciplinary Care
Aug 30, 2019

Nathan and His Team of Medical Superheroes Work to Defeat Cancer and a Host of Scary Complications

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 4-year-old Nathan Herber's health spiraled downward when he was overcome by life-threatening treatment complications. A team of pediatric specialists at Mayo Clinic came to Nathan's aid. And in the end, they restored the boy's health while putting his cancer in remission.

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Nathan and His Team of Medical Superheroes Work to Defeat Cancer and a Host of Scary Complications
Aug 28, 2019

Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Although 3-year-old Matthew Makela and his family have already been forced to deal with a host of serious medical concerns during the young boy's life, they navigate it all with grace and gratitude.

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Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries
Aug 26, 2019

Advanced Surgery Corrects Rare Birth Defect for Two Brothers

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When a rare disorder was identified in the Doyles' eldest son, they chose the experts at Mayo Clinic to treat and manage his condition. Two years later, when the same disorder appeared in their second child, they didn't think twice about where to take him for care.

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Advanced Surgery Corrects Rare Birth Defect for Two Brothers
Aug 23, 2019

Comprehensive Cancer Care Leads to a Lifesaving Turn of Events

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Alonzo Chappell was a healthy guy. He had not so much as caught a cold for decades. That changed in a big way when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma — a diagnosis that led him to Mayo Clinic for an innovative and ultimately lifesaving form of cancer treatment.

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Comprehensive Cancer Care Leads to a Lifesaving Turn of Events
Aug 21, 2019

Racing Toward a Brighter Future After Nerve Transfer Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For six months after surgery to repair an injured radial nerve, Patrick Metzger couldn't lift his wrist or extend the fingers in his right hand. Seeking help, he made an appointment with the Peripheral Nerve Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. There his care team gave him new hope that he could regain his hand function.

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Racing Toward a Brighter Future After Nerve Transfer Surgery
Aug 19, 2019

After Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Allma Says Goodbye to Diabetes

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For decades, Allma Johnson managed her diabetes with insulin and diet. But at 43, her heart and kidneys were failing as a result of the disease, and she needed a kidney and pancreas transplant. Today, thanks to the transplant she received at Mayo Clinic, Allma's diabetes and its devastating complications are gone.

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After Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Allma Says Goodbye to Diabetes
Aug 16, 2019

Reenergized After Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment for Painful, Debilitating Symptoms

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Margaret Parry is moving with ease around her Wyoming home and community these days. She has plenty of energy, she's excited about life and she feels good. It's a 180-degree difference from a year ago when an undiagnosed condition made each step she took a painful proposition.

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Reenergized After Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment for Painful, Debilitating Symptoms
Aug 14, 2019

From Tumor to Toddler: A Montana Man's Path to Fatherhood

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a newlywed couple trying to have a baby, Derin and Sandra Gebhardt were anxious and worried when they failed to conceive. But Mayo Clinic surgeons provided new hope after successfully removing a tumor near Derin's brain that was the cause of their infertility and the root of his other health problems.

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From Tumor to Toddler: A Montana Man's Path to Fatherhood
Aug 12, 2019

Spinal Fusion Surgery Revives an Active Lifestyle

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After a sudden injury left her with multiple ruptured disks in her lower back, Pat Henneberry knew Mayo Clinic was the place she wanted to go to help her get back on her feet.

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Spinal Fusion Surgery Revives an Active Lifestyle
Aug 9, 2019

After Setback, Kaidra's Cancer Journey Continues With Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic by Her Side

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Kaidra Froelich was terrified by the brain cancer diagnosis that brought her to Mayo Clinic. But her expert surgical team got rid of the tumor. Then the disease came back. Now Kaidra and her Mayo team are determined to beat the cancer a second time as her family and friends rally around her.

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After Setback, Kaidra's Cancer Journey Continues With Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic by Her Side
Aug 7, 2019

Despite a Rare Blood Vessel Abnormality, Allison Dances On

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When a cavernous malformation was discovered in her brain, Allison Nilsen turned to Mayo Clinic for answers. The care and treatment she's received at Mayo has allowed her to complete her college degree and continue doing what she loves.

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Despite a Rare Blood Vessel Abnormality, Allison Dances On
Aug 5, 2019

Beating Melanoma is a Family Affair for the Devans

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Doug and Byron Devan were diagnosed with melanoma, the son and father turned to Mayo Clinic to help them fight the disease. Their physician recommended innovative immunotherapy treatment, and now both men are in remission.

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Beating Melanoma is a Family Affair for the Devans
Aug 2, 2019

Fighting Leukemia, Then Joining the Team

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Nicklaus Lego was diagnosed with an aggressive blood and bone marrow cancer, he was told his chances of survival were slim. To beat the disease, Nic needed a bone marrow transplant and an expert medical team. At Mayo Clinic, Nic found both. And in the process, he discovered a new life's mission.

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Fighting Leukemia, Then Joining the Team
Jul 31, 2019

After Back Surgery, Jamie Ruden's on the Court Again and Looking to Help Others

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Division 1 women's college basketball player Jamie Ruden could no longer play through, or live with, the chronic back pain that was keeping her from playing her usual style of basketball, she came to Mayo Clinic for the surgical fix she knew she needed.

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After Back Surgery, Jamie Ruden's on the Court Again and Looking to Help Others
Jul 29, 2019

Flashback: Trailblazing Female Physicians and Scientists at Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
In diverse fields from endocrinology and pathology to epidemiology and public health, female physicians and scientists provided significant contributions during the early days of Mayo Clinic.

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Flashback: Trailblazing Female Physicians and Scientists at Mayo Clinic
Jul 26, 2019

Spine Surgery Tames Pain, Puts School Bus Driver Back Behind the Wheel

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For more than a decade, Mike Ramsey suffered from debilitating pain due to a severe spinal deformity. He thought disability and pain would always dominate his life. Then he met a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic who offered him a path to relief. Today, Mike is pain-free.

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Spine Surgery Tames Pain, Puts School Bus Driver Back Behind the Wheel
Jul 24, 2019

Cancer Survivor Encourages Others to Heed the Signs

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Steve Larson was stunned when he received a diagnosis of testicular cancer in his mid-30s. Prompt treatment cured his disease, and now he's urging other men to get checked if they have symptoms of this highly treatable form of cancer.

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Cancer Survivor Encourages Others to Heed the Signs
Jul 22, 2019

Expert Fetal Care Makes a Lifesaving Difference for Ulisse

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When an ultrasound revealed devastating news about the baby they were expecting, Sara and Ugo Colombo turned to Mayo Clinic. The family's Mayo care team helped Ulisse Colombo beat long odds and go on to be the happy, active little boy he is today.

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Expert Fetal Care Makes a Lifesaving Difference for Ulisse
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