Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff


December 18, 2012

“Green Light” Laser Surgery Treats BPH

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

For stock car racer Paul Hamernik, the “green light” came in the form of laser surgery to address an enlarged prostate.

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Tags: 2390, 5180, 5327, 5335, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Dr. Mynderse, laser PVP surgery, Mayo Clinic, Paul Hamernik

December 17, 2012

Prostate cancer treated with robotic surgical system

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Diagnosed with prostate cancer at a relatively young age, Dr. Randall Minion chose robotic surgery as the best way to maintain his full, active lifestyle. Read Randall’s story.

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5158, 5183, 5327, 5335, 5420, Dr. Igor Frank, Prostate Cancer, Randall Minion M.D., Robotic Surgery

December 11, 2012

Partial nephrectomy preserves kidney function after kidney cancer

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Ruth Smith lives more than 200 miles north of Rochester, Minn., but she knew where she wanted to go when she was diagnosed with kidney cancer — Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 1136, 2802, 5279, 5335, Bradley Leibovich M.D., kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic, partial nephrectomy, Ruth Smith

December 1, 2012

After successful kidney transplant, retiree is ‘Living the Dream’

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Kidney cancer threatened Bill Pearse’s life; a gift from his son gave it back.

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Tags: 2802, 3786, 5324, 5417, Bill Pearse, kidney cancer, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic

November 26, 2012

Runner travels “cross-country” for experienced tumor-removal team

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Amy Haberman says Mayo Clinic gave her support, tenacity and hope — to fight her tumor and to run marathons again.

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Tags: 5327, 5335, Amy Haberman, Bradley Leibovich M.D., Mayo Clinic, noncanerous tumor

August 9, 2011

Now hear this: There is life after cancer

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

A radio and television broadcaster whose career has spanned more than four decades, Mort Crim has spent a lifetime telling other people’s stories. But in retirement, Crim, who was Paul Harvey’s permanent vacation fill-in and the voice of ABC Radio during the first moon landing, is telling his own story — about surviving cancer and […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 2391, 5279, 5334, Colon Cancer, Mort Crim, Prostate Cancer

March 19, 2009

Mayo Transplant Patient a Finalist on American Idol

By Lynn Closway Lynn Closway

He made it! Scott MacIntyre, singer/songwriter/pianist from Scottsdale, Ariz., that is. Scott, 23, a contestant on the current season of American Idol, made the list of the 10 finalists on last night’s program (Wednesday, March 18) when “America” voted him in. American Idol host Ryan Seacrest delivered the good news to a jubilant Scott by […]

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Tags: 5324, 5333, 5386, American Idol, kidney transplant, Scott MacIntyre

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