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April 5th, 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


April 3rd, 2013

Mayo’s caring attitude brings hope to patient

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Jim Brooks was vacationing with his family in Spain when suddenly he couldn’t speak for 10 minutes and wound up in the hospital. Jim and his wife Louanne decided together they wanted to return to their Minnesota home and Mayo Clinic. Jim was diagnosed in August 2012 at Mayo Clinic with glioblastoma, stage 4 brain […]

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Tags: 1136, 2871, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trial, Dr. Joon Uhm


December 18th, 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


October 13th, 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 23rd, 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 27th, 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


November 25th, 2010

Jacob Harpel’s Thanksgiving Story

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

Eight-year-old Jacob Harpel from Glencoe, Minn., was diagnosed with a plum-sized brain tumor the day before Thanksgiving last year. He had aggressive brain surgery at Mayo Clinic in August to remove the tumor; with the surgery he had a 50% chance of losing his peripheral vision on one side and a 50% chance of speech […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 5279, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5335, brain tumor, Dr. Wetjen, EEG, Neurosurgery


February 8th, 2010

“It really should be called The Mayo Family”

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Andrew Mork is being treated at Mayo Clinic for juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, a rare cancer of the brain and spinal cord. Andrew’s mother, Corrie, shared their Mayo Clinic last summer via e-mail, and they also decided to tell about their experience via video when Andrew was in Rochester for appointments. Mrs. Mork’s e-mail is below, along […]

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Tags: 1136, 2871, 3008, 3640, 3723, 5279, 5292, 5315, 5335, Astrocytoma, brain cancer, brain tumor


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