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January 24, 2013

#TheDonna Series: Running for Aunt Donna

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Thousands are preparing to lace up their sneakers for the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday, February 17, 2013, and in doing so, supporting ongoing research (PDF) at Mayo Clinic related to breast cancer. Ashley Crofton is one of them. Although she works in Mayo Clinic’s Department of […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 2375, 5250, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, running, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


January 17, 2013

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. “Every time I […]

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5268, 5335, 5336, Canada, early diagnosis, Executive Health Program, John Henderson, Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer


January 3, 2013

Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Twelve years ago, Ron Wilson woke up with a swollen neck and knew something was very wrong. After visiting his doctor, he learned that his blood counts were off the charts. Consultation with an oncologist revealed shocking news – Ron was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a non-curable but treatable form of blood […]

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December 29, 2012

Scuba diving and fine dining are still on the menu for Miami man with neck cancer

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery put Miami scuba diver back in the water.

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Tags: 1136, 5276, 5279, 5315, 5335, cancer treatment, John Saviano, Mayo Clinic, radiation therapy, tonsil tumor


December 22, 2012

Family Pressure Brings Timely Treatment

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Radiation therapy and surgery put a stop to aggressive anaplastic thyroid cancer.

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Tags: 1136, 2298, 3723, 5266, 5279, 5315, 5335, Dr. Ian D. Hay, Dr. Robert L. Foote, Dr. Scott H. Okuno, Mayo Clinic, radiation therapy


December 22, 2012

Forever a teacher

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Artist and teacher Cynthia Amendt sees her teaching — and her health — reach new levels through participation in a clinical trial.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 5279, 5292, 5297, 5335, brain tumor, Cynthia Amendt, glioblastoma, Jan Buckner M.D., Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Research


December 21, 2012

For Better, For Worse

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Surgery and an investigational drug give brain tumor patient much more than anyone expected.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 5297, 5335, Andy Walch, brain tumor, Fred Meyer M.D., glioblastoma, Joon Uhm, Mayo Clinic


December 19, 2012

Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Leukemia Patient – Max’s Story

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

At the age of eight, Max Harris overcame aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. Successful treatment led to his recovery and several years of good health. Years later, a visit to the dentist confirmed that his health had taken a serious turn for the worse. Severely […]

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Tags: 1136, 2779, 3640, 3719, 3981, 5279, 5333, acute myelogenous leukemia, Arizona, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, induction chemotherapy


December 19, 2012

“From worst to first” after kidney cancer surgery

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Innovative technology and surgical expertise helped Mayo Clinic physicians save kidney cancer patient Jasper Johnikin’s kidney — and his life.

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Tags: 1136, 2802, 5327, 5335, Jasper Johnikin, kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic, Michael Blute M.D.


December 18, 2012

Toddler diagnosed with aggressive brain tumor

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When a brain tumor unexpectedly appeared in 20-month-old Jayden Gonzalez, Mayo Clinic doctors responded quickly to remove the tumor and restore his health.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3723, 5236, 5292, 5297, 5304, 5306, 5335, Jayden Gonzalez, Mayo Clinic


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