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October 17, 2018

Living to the Fullest With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

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A diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer sent shock waves through Michelle Messer’s world. But prompt treatment and a comprehensive care plan have seen her through. Now five years after that initial diagnosis, Michelle is savoring each day.

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Tags: Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center, Dr. Carrie Langstraat, Dr. Francis Nichols, Dr. Sandeep Basu, Dr. Suzette Peltier, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Ovarian Cancer


September 28, 2018

Three Cancers, One Team Approach

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When Donald Brotzman was diagnosed with three separate cancers at once, his Mayo Clinic care team crafted a comprehensive treatment plan that addressed all of Donald’s medical concerns in a coordinated, compassionate way.

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Robert McWilliams, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, lung cancer


September 17, 2018

Subduing Pancreatic Cancer Involves International Odyssey

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When she was 38, Radhika Sattanathan received a frightening diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Taking the advice of her physician in India, Radhika sought care halfway around the globe at Mayo Clinic. Today, she’s cancer-free.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Kendrick, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, International Patients, Pancreatic Cancer, whipple procedure


September 6, 2018

Lung Screening Leads to Timely Cancer Care

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Participating in a lung screening research study at Mayo Clinic paved the way for early diagnosis and prompt treatment of lung cancer for Richard Jarvis.

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Tags: Dr. Karen Swanson, Dr. Staci Beamer, Dr. Steven Ressler, lung cancer, Lynda Facchiano, Pulmonary Medicine


August 31, 2018

Colon Cancer Treatment Provides More Time to Celebrate the Everyday

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Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, Amy Figgs was told there was little that could be done. Unwilling to accept that, Amy sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. There her care team crafted a treatment plan that has renewed her hope for the future.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Amit Merchea, Dr. Justin Burns, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL


August 24, 2018

Envisioning a Future Without Breast Cancer

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With coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team and participation in a research clinical trial, Stacy Hanson is successfully combating a daunting breast cancer diagnosis.

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Tags: breast cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, Dr. Tri Dinh, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health


August 20, 2018

3D Modeling Powers Innovation in Patient Care

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Thanks to a titanium implant constructed with 3D modeling technology, Isaac Garcia has moved past his diagnosis of bone cancer and is back to enjoying an active life with his family.

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Tags: 3D Anatomic Modeling Lab, 3d printing, Anatomical modeling, bone cancer, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Christopher Beauchamp, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


July 18, 2018

Prompt Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Yield Ideal Outcome

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When a lump on his neck turned out to be cancer, Lee Dueringer and his care team at Mayo Clinic embarked on a comprehensive treatment plan that quelled the disease without significantly disrupting his life.

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Tags: Proton Beam Therapy, Salivary gland tumor


July 9, 2018

A Sister’s Love Saves A Life

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As a lifelong smoker, Sue Franken had resigned herself to the unhealthy habit. But that changed when Sue followed through on a promise she made to her sister.

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Tags: CT scan, Dr. David Midthun, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Screening, Nicotine Dependence Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, thoracic surgery, varenicline


July 5, 2018

Flashback: 1968 — 50 Years Later, a Legacy of Caring Support Lives On

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For 50 years, the Bernard H. van der Steen Trust has helped ease the financial burden of cancer patients in need at Mayo Clinic

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Tags: CANCER RESEARCH, Charitable care, Dr. Eddie Greene, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Sister Lauren Weinandt, Sisters of Saint Francis


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