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January 8, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Richard Rubenstein: Overcoming Rectal Cancer

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

A routine colonoscopy in 2007 saved Richard Rubenstein’s life. Richard, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Ariz., had expected to receive a clean bill of health, especially since he had no alarming symptoms or any family history of colorectal malignancies. Instead he received shocking news – he had stage 3 rectal cancer. Richard decided to pursue his […]

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May 31, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Dorylee Baez lives fearlessly. Whether flying down a zip line or organizing a pancreatic cancer patient group in Puerto Rico, she plunges into life with zest. The 31-year-old academic advisor at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is known as someone who is tenacious, overcoming whatever obstacles get in her way to achieve and […]

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May 17, 2013 · Leave a Comment

To Test or Not to Test – Genetics, That Is

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

So I wonder if anyone else spent part of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, pondering what they would do. Would they take the test to learn if they were at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer? What if it came back positive? What decision would they make – to keep their breasts and uterus or […]

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April 3, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo’s caring attitude brings hope to patient

By MakalaArce 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 22, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Family Pressure Brings Timely Treatment

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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 18, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Toddler diagnosed with aggressive brain tumor

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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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December 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Rare brain tumor couldn’t stop her

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

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

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December 4, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Volunteer Firefighter threatened by Tongue Tumor

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

A tongue tumor threatened to cut short this volunteer firefighter’s life, but surgery and radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic saved his life.

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Tags: 1136, 3723, 5224, 5267, 5279, 5315, 5335, 5343, 5419, David Farrell, ENT, head and neck cancer


December 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Cancer & Coordinated Approach to Care

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Coordinated approach to care brings results for business school professor.

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Tags: 1136, 3723, 5224, 5267, 5279, 5315, 5335, 5343, ENT, head and neck cancer, Jim Donnelly, Mayo Clinic


October 24, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Inflammatory Breast Cancer – Suzy’s Story

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

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


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