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March 21, 2013

He Said, She Said: How One Couple Battled Colon Cancer Together

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Sue Willingham remembers the May 2010 day well. She was getting ready to take her two children to school. But before leaving the house, she did what any mom might – use the restroom. But then she noticed she’d lightly soiled her undergarments. Only she didn’t remember it happening. At 45, Willingham was the picture […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 3719, 5275, 5334, colo-rectal cancer, colon, Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, MayoClinicFL


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 19, 2012

Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Leukemia Patient – Max’s Story

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

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 17, 2012

A Young Woman’s Battle Against Breast Cancer – One Day at a Time

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

  “I think it’s cancer,” are not words that anyone, especially a 29 year old nurse recently relocated to Arizona, expects to hear. Jennifer McGoldrick faced these words and the eventual diagnosis of breast cancer shortly after moving to Scottsdale to continue her nursing career at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She shares her journey of undergoing multiple […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 4728, 5250, 5315, 5333, Alanna Rebecca, Arizona, breast cancer, chemotherapy


December 15, 2012

Beating the Odds Again: John Fulton’s Islet Cancer Treatment

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Decades after beating bone cancer at Mayo Clinic, John Fulton returned, this time to defeat islet cell cancer. John says that, once more, Mayo helped him “beat the system.”

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Tags: 3719, 4715, 5272, 5279, 5316, 5335, 5340, 5421, Florencia Que M.D., islet cell cancer, John Fulton, Joseph Rubin M.D.


October 24, 2012

Inflammatory Breast Cancer – Suzy’s Story

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Suzy Underhill’s life took an unexpected turn less than a year ago when she discovered a large lump under her breast. She immediately went to see her gynecologist who recommended that she consult with a specialist. Suzy’s good friend had told her to schedule an appointment at Mayo Clinic and soon after she consulted with […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 4050, 5250, 5333, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Inflammatory Breast Cancer


October 10, 2012

Breast Cancer Hits Home Three Times in One Year

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

A mother and her three daughters – all diagnosed with breast cancer. Kathleen O’Brien shares her family’s history battling a disease which eventually took her mother’s life and now has struck three more times. Kathleen and her sisters, Angel and Brenda,  carry the BRCA gene which means they face a much higher risk of developing both […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5250, 5333, Arizona, BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, Cancer


June 14, 2012

Battle with Cancer: Recurrent Testicular Lymphoma

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My battle with cancer started a few years ago when I developed prostate cancer. My local doctor recommended a Radical Prostatectomy. He painstakingly spared all my nerves. I had no residual incontinence or impotence. PSA was NIL and has never returned. A few years later I detected a hardening of a testicle. Biopsies were sent […]

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Tags: 1136, 2405, 3640, 3719, 5279, 5335, Cancer, Dr. Inwards, Dr. Solomon, Mayo Clinic, Recurrent Testicular Lymphoma, Testicular Cancer


March 16, 2012

My Stem Cells

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

During the summer of 2011, my husband, David, underwent a series of tests which revealed extremely high levels of a certain protein in his blood.  As a result, we were referred to the Hematology Department at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, for further evaluation and diagnosis.  We were seen in September, 2011, and a bone marrow […]

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Tags: 1136, 2272, 3640, 3719, 5279, 5324, 5335, amyloidosis, Cancer, Carole Harber, David, Foo Fighters


February 7, 2012

Patient Spreads Hope Beyond Borders

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Deborah Maina is on a mission to educate women about breast cancer. Growing up in the village of Embu in Kenya, where healthcare information was not common, Maina, 43, a breast cancer survivor, is committed to bring education to her home country. With positive attitude and determination, Maina has transformed her diagnosis into an opportunity […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 4728, 5250, 5334, breast cancer, Deborah Maina, Education, Kenya


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