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May 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Unique neurologic symptoms lead to surprising cancer diagnosis

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


May 22, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Grateful for ‘world-class’ care to treat lung cancer during COVID-19 pandemic

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Sheila Piper was diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was able to safely receive the medical care she needed at Mayo Clinic thanks to measures in place to protect patients and staff. Sheila Piper considers herself blessed. She has a wonderful family that includes Ron, her husband of […]

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March 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Genetic Counseling Guides Informed Health Decisions

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Knowledge is power. That’s Rose Boettcher’s philosophy. Genetic counseling helped this three-time cancer survivor make decisions about her health care. Her test results also have inspired her to advocate for her family’s health and well-being.

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Tags: Dr. Eyad Sufian Al-Hattab, Genetic testing, Katie Plamann, Lynch Syndrome, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


March 18, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Expert Care Tackles Daunting Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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With a grim prognosis of advanced pancreatic cancer, Dr. Jim Smith had little hope for his future. That is, until he met a team of Mayo Clinic cancer specialists, whose experience and expertise set Jim on a treatment path that led him to a place of hope and healing.

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Tags: Dr. David Nagorney, Dr. Keith Bible, Pancreatic Cancer, whipple procedure


March 13, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Car Accident Leads to Lifesaving Kidney Cancer Surgery

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The car-bike accident Gary Pettis was involved in on Nov. 19, 2019, could have ended his life. But the accident led to an unexpected kidney cancer diagnosis and surgery at Mayo Clinic that saved Gary’s life instead.

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Tags: Dr. Paul Williams, Dr. R. Houston Thompson, Dr. Vignesh Packiam, kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


March 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Harnessing Love and Gratitude to Combat an Aggressive Brain Tumor

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Mary Jane Moline has never been one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, she was ready to face her treatment head-on. For Mary Jane, that has meant embracing with enthusiasm all of the therapy her Mayo Clinic care team has offered. Mary Jane Moline, an […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor Program, clinical trials, Dr. Michael Ruff, Dr. Ross Puffer, Dr. Scott Lester, Proton Beam Therapy Program


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