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April 5, 2019

Difficult Diagnosis Inspires Corinne Berg to Empower Others

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Corinne Berg was a little girl when she saw firsthand the devastating effects that breast cancer had on her family. Read the story of how Berg learned of her own risk for breast cancer and how she has used that experience to educate herself and others.

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Tags: BRCA mutation, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Familial Cancer Program


March 27, 2019

New Outlook, New Career Path After Beating Colon Cancer

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In April 2018, Evan Beard received the shocking news that he had colon cancer. Evan’s local doctor referred him to Mayo Clinic where a multidisciplinary team and the right combination of chemotherapy and surgery made it possible for the young father to beat his daunting diagnosis.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Dorin Colibaseanu, Dr. Kristopher Croome, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Mangurian Building, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


March 22, 2019

Surviving Cervical Cancer, Sharing Her Story

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When Lena Spotleson sought treatment for unexplained stomach pain, the 26-year-old was shocked to learn she had late-stage cervical cancer. But the aggressive treatment Lena received at Mayo Clinic eliminated the cancer. Now, in an effort to help others, she’s sharing her perspective on being a cancer survivor.

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Tags: Cervical cancer, Dr. Harshita Paripati, Dr. Javier Magrina, Dr. Sujay Vora, Gynecologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


March 18, 2019

Navigating Breast Cancer With Support and Strength

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Brenda Braatz has been dealing with breast cancer since 2013. Although the diagnosis and its treatment haven’t been easy, Brenda is thankful for the expert care, compassion and encouragement she’s received from her Mayo team.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. M. Kathleen Christian, Dr. Matthew Sherrill, Dr. Paula Gill, Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center in La Crosse


March 8, 2019

Innovative Imaging Charts Course to Successful Cancer Treatment

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When Bruce McVety’s prostate cancer returned after a seven-year remission, his doctor suggested he go to Mayo Clinic to receive a test that wasn’t available locally. Bruce listened. Today, after comprehensive treatment, the cancer is undetectable, and Bruce is grateful for his renewed health.

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Tags: Choline C-11 PET scan, Dr. C. Richard Choo, Dr. Eugene Kwon, Prostate Cancer, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology, Urology


February 11, 2019

A Lifetime of Gratitude for Lifesaving Cancer Care

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Thirty years ago, Brad Morris’ life came to a grinding halt when a rare, life-threatening tumor was found in his chest. Hoping for the best possible outcome, Brad sought care at Mayo Clinic, where he found expert oncology and surgical teams that gave him a chance at survival.

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Tags: Dr. Patrick Burch, Dr. Victor Trastek, Germ cell tumor, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


January 16, 2019

Treatment Advances Keep Lung Cancer in Check, Care Close to Home

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Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, Kurt Jacobson has received state-of-the-art care from Mayo Clinic without needing to travel far from his home in northern Wisconsin.

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Tags: Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center, Dr. Eyad Al-Hattab, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System


December 21, 2018

Couple Buoyed by Mayo Clinic Care in Sickness and Health

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For Gary and Carolyn Lockner, a trip to Mayo Clinic is more than a doctor’s appointment. To the Lockners, Mayo Clinic not only provides physical healing, it also offers emotional support and renewed hope.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. James Ingle, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, lung cancer, Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracoscopic surgery, Women's Cancer Program


December 10, 2018

Amid a Journey Through Cancer, Wedding Bells Ring

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  When Nicole Eisenmann and Mike Loggie became engaged, they held out hope for a dream wedding. When that day was repeatedly postponed due to Nicole’s lengthy cancer treatment, the couple decided to stop planning and embrace the present instead.

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Tags: Dr. Ivy Petersen, Dr. Narjust Duma, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, Dr. Travis Grotz, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology, Sarcoma Tumor Review Board, Soft tissue sarcoma, thoracic surgery


November 16, 2018

Video Gives Patient With Tonsil Cancer Perspective, Hope

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Linda had been diagnosed with HPV-related tonsil cancer. When she came upon a video on social media featuring two Mayo Clinic doctors discussing an innovative treatment for the disease, the Georgia woman felt she’d been thrown a lifeline.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Ma, Dr. Eric Moore, HPV, Oropharyngeal Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic, Tonsil Cancer


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