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June 14, 2013

Finally! Relief for Unbearable Acid Reflux: The LINX Procedure

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Who hasn’t experienced the occasional acid reflux from a particularily spicy dinner or an extra slice of pizza? Nothing that an over-the-counter pill wouldn’t relieve, right? Unfortunately, for seven long years, Shawnee Williams, suffered not a few but daily episodes of progressively worsening acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, GERD. At only age 25, she experienced […]

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Tags: 2927, 3169, 4024, acid reflux, Arizona, GERD, Harold, Kristi Harold, LINXX LIN, Mayo Clinic, procedure, Shawnee Williams


March 6, 2012

Cancer Survivor Bikes the Desert to Deliver Donation

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

To celebrate his “first birthday” after treatment for esophageal cancer, Ricky Rinehart, 54, rode his bike to Mayo Clinic — 213 miles across the desert from his home in Yuma to Phoenix, Ariz. Thirteen friends, family and co-workers joined him for the two-day ride last October. They delivered more than $10,000 in donations for cancer […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 5267, 5279, 5333, esophageal cancer, Rickey Rinehart


March 1, 2012

Singing Praise After New Esophageal Cancer Treatment

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

Esophageal cancer took Jorge Rivera, 47, by surprise. An auto loan manager and a father of three, he had a full life and a passion for performing sacred music with his family. Rivera, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, had “the usual” heartburn symptoms from what he describes as a typical Puerto Rican diet. But a […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 5267, 5275, 5279, 5334, Cancer, esophageal cancer, Jorge Rivera


October 27, 2011

Ricky Rinehart: Raising Funds for Cancer Research One Mile at a Time

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

As he biked 213 miles of desert between Yuma, Ariz., and Phoenix in temperatures above 90 degrees, Ricky Reinhart thought a lot about moving forward. Much the same as he did a year ago as he laid in a bed at Mayo Clinic Hospital recovering from surgery for esophageal cancer. To celebrate his “first birthday” […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 4718, 5254, 5279, 5323, 5333, cardiothoracic surgery, esophageal cancer, esophagectomy, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix


May 24, 2011

Life-saving surgery provides a second chance

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Jorge Rivera raised his cell phone and took a self-portrait that showed an almost imperceptible scar on his neck. Rivera, an administrative manager at FirstBank in San Juan, Puerto Rico, underwent a new type of surgery at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, to remove his cancerous esophagus and restore his digestive system. Today, he is cancer-free […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 3640, 3719, 5275, 5279, 5334, C. Daniel Smith, esophageal cancer, Florida, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic


May 10, 2010

When John Gillis got esophageal cancer, he trusted Mayo Clinic

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

John Gillis went to “the best place possible” when he got esophageal cancer and got a result that he never imagined. The persistent stomach pain caught John Gillis by surprise. The active 53-year-old had rarely been sick a day in his life. He sought care from a doctor in his hometown of Fishers, Ind., who […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5275, 5323, 5335, Cancer, Patient Story


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