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January 30, 2014

For One Couple, Expert Neurology Care Makes All the Difference

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

In one brief statement, Barbara Smith can sum up the impact that the staff in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona had on her and her husband as they faced several difficult and frightening medical problems: “They are our life-changing heroes.”  For 40 years, seizures were just part of life for Barbara. […]

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Tags: 2859, 2868, 5169, 5265, 5292, 5294, 5333, Cancer, Dr. Katherine Noe, Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


April 5, 2013

Suiting up for a celebration

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“My sweet boy,” Deborah Morey said as she practically skipped across the room to join him in a group photograph. The boy is her son, 15-year-old Curtis Morey, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (a type of brain tumor) on Jan. 27, 2012. The skipping at his Mayo appointment last week was one of several signs that March […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3640, 3719, 5304, 5335, brain tumor, chemotherapy, Curtis Morey, Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


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 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


December 10, 2012

Rare brain tumor couldn’t stop her

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

A rare brain tumor couldn’t stop Laurie Beach from enjoying the life she dreamed of.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 3723, 5237, 5266, 5279, 5292, 5297, 5315, 5335, brain tumor, germ cell cancer


November 26, 2012

“Hopeful life” after surgery to remove rare brain tumor

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When their son developed a rare type of brain tumor that caused seizures and dizzy spells, Koreen and Paul Harpel turned to Mayo Clinic for help.

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Tags: 2868, 5292, 5294, 5335, Jacob Harpel, Mayo Clinic, Nicholas M. Wetjen M.D., pediatric brain tumors


October 13, 2011

Morgan Tyner: Overcoming Brain Cancer

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

In the fall of 1990, Morgan Tyner experienced a moment that would change his life forever. While at work, Morgan, a newly practicing dentist, suffered a seizure. After undergoing many tests over the course of several days, he received a very serious and life threatening diagnosis – anaplastic astrocytoma – an aggressive and fast growing […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5279, 5292, 5333, anaplastic astrocytoma, Arizona, brain cancer


August 23, 2011

Pilocytic Astrocytoma – Andrew Mork – Update

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

This is an update to Andrew Mork’s story, “It really should be called The Mayo Family”, from over a year and a half ago. We have caught back up with both Andrew and his mom for an updated video interview from both of them. Andrew explains the improvement. Andrew’s mom, Corrie Mork, reflects on this […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3723, 5279, 5294, 5335, Andrew Mork, brain, Cancer, cord, Corrie Mork


April 27, 2011

Hurt and Healing

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

By: Andrea Miller Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, graduation gifts…we’re set in a society that longs after gifts.  I have learned, however, that the most important gift one can receive is a clean bill of health.  I have not had the pleasure of knowing what that is truly like.  I have been sick on and off […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3640, 3719, 5266, 5275, 5279, 5292, 5335, Andrea Miller, brain cancer


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