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September 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Diversity in bone marrow transplantation gives gift of life to mom of five

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Family is everything to Felicia Curtis. The mom of five from Gainesville, Florida, knew she had to fight when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017, when she was 20 weeks pregnant with her youngest child. Over the next several months, Felicia underwent several rounds of chemotherapy to fight the cancer. Her son was […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Bone Marrow Transplant program, Cancer, diverse bone marrow donor, Dr. Ernesto Ayala, Felicia Curtis, MayoClinicFL, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, stem cell transplant


September 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

“Divine design” gives multiple myeloma patient transplant, care at home

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Ann Arneson describes her journey to Mayo Clinic as “divine design.” Ann — a retired teacher, a leader in her church and ministry, mother, grandmother, and line dance enthusiast — is Mayo Clinic’s first bone marrow transplant patient to recover at home thanks to the new advanced care at home program. “I know that people […]

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Tags: advanced care at home, Ann Arneson, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Vivek Roy, MayoClinicFL


August 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it’s not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it’s important to avoid future health problems […]

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Tags: Andrea Beckendorf, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, COVID-19, Dr. Daniela Stan


August 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Dancing through complex care during COVID-19

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Twin Cities journalist Sonya Goins, like so many, has been coping with the challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic, such as working remotely and not being able to see family and friends. If all of that weren’t difficult enough, for the past year, she’s also been battling breast cancer and Crohn’s disease at […]

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Tags: breast cancer, COVID-19, Crohn's Disease, Dr. Karthik Giridhar, Dr. Tina Hieken, Sonya Goins


July 29, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Complex brain surgery gives woman more time with family

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Julie Berg’s life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie’s health […]

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Tags: brain tumor, COVID-19, Dr. Alla Byakova, Dr. Eric Gomez-Urena, Dr. Manish Sharma, Glioblastoma multiforme, Gwen Krogwold, Julie Berg, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health system in New Prague, Neurosurgery


May 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Unique neurologic symptoms lead to surprising cancer diagnosis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

A team of scientists from Mayo Clinic and two other institutions published a study in 2019 that showed the existence of an autoimmune disorder that affects men. The disorder causes the immune system to attack the brain, causing severe neurologic symptoms. That’s what happened to a Florida man, and his search for answers led him […]

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Tags: Dr. Sebastian Lopez, Gregor Heinrich, Testicular Cancer


May 9, 2021 · Leave a Comment

One last adventure for patient entering hospice

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Aggie Morgan has always been adventurous. She’s been skydiving, scuba diving and enjoyed vacations with her husband, John Morgan, in the jungles of Central America. Entering her 70s, there was one adventure she looked forward to but hadn’t taken: a hot air balloon ride. She and her friends attempted to take a balloon ride on […]

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Tags: Aggie Morgan, Cancer, Kerry Olson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, multiple myeloma


December 7, 2020 · Leave a Comment

‘Fast and very precise’ robotics-guided biopsy offers precision in diagnosis for international patient

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Over five years, Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga received six different diagnoses from doctors in Honduras. The 26-year-old father needed answers, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, he realized a trip to the U.S. could be his only hope for a precise diagnosis. Excruciating back pain first brought Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga to the doctor. Imaging tests […]

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Tags: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Ernesto Ayala, Dr. Sleby Chen, Mayo Clinic International Services


November 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Why James Benjamin is grateful for popcorn, video connections, robotic surgery and Dr. Pate

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

James Benjamin has found a reason to be grateful in each step of his unexpected path to Mayo Clinic and a better option to recover from surgery for kidney cancer. After talking with James Benjamin, you learn that he is a very grateful man. First off, James, of Lino Lakes, Minnesota, is grateful for popcorn. […]

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Tags: Center for Connected Care, Dr. Scott Pate, Dr. Steve Ommen, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Robotic Surgery


August 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

In a Word: Dr. Svetomir Markovic on what drives him to fight for his patients every day

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

This column spotlights the people you think about when you think about Mayo Clinic. They’ve answered questions, serious and silly, so you can know them better. You see them at bedsides. Behind desks. You may spot them walking down a hall or sprinting across a lobby, making every effort to look like they’re walking. You […]

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Tags: Dr. Patricia Best, Dr. Svetomir Markovic


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