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October 10, 2012

Breast Cancer Hits Home Three Times in One Year

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

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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October 21, 2011

A Family Member’s Point of View

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

By Lindsay Engelstad I was not a patient at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, but my mother was. Prior to her going into the hospital, I always hear people say “Go to the Mayo Clinic it is the best place to be if you are sick”. Yeah right, it is a hospital and all hospitals are the […]

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October 20, 2011

Thanks to Mayo, My Survival and Passion for Softball Will Continue

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

I will never forget the afternoon of January 31, 2011, when I was at my local health provider and received the devastating news that I had stage 4 throat cancer at the base of my tongue that had spread to my lymph nodes. My local health care provider gave me all the bad news, with […]

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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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September 13, 2011

Trial Lawyer Treated for Cancer on Vocal Cords

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Jim Zloch is a trial lawyer from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was diagnosed in Florida for cancer on his vocal cords. He sought a second opinion and ultimately, treatment at Mayo Clinic in 2006. Jim talks about going through six weeks of radiation treatment and seeing both Dr. Kerry Olsen and Dr. Robert Foote. He […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3723, 5267, 5279, 5315, 5335, Cancer, Florida, Jim Zloch, Kerry Olsen, lawyer


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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August 2, 2011

Faster Recovery after Throat Cancer Surgery

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

When Rob Clary, 44, of Cave Creek, Ariz., needed surgery for cancer in his throat, the surgeon was able to remove the cancer through Clary’s mouth. Last February, Clary had surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, one of a few hospitals in the United States to offer this transoral approach for head and neck cancers. […]

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August 12, 2010

Ten Years and Still Cancer Free

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with a 20 percent relative survival rate after one-year and a four percent survival rate after five-years for all stages combined, according to the American Cancer Society. With these shocking statistics, one pancreatic cancer survivor wonders how he has beaten all […]

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Tags: 1136, 2254, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5270, 5275, 5334, 5335, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Patient Story


July 19, 2010

Compass to Care: The Mike & Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation

By CSMMayo csmmayo

In 1974, 14-month old Michelle Ernsdorff was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumor, a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Michelle’s hometown pediatricians in Dubuque, Iowa, had little experience treating a child with Wilm’s, so her parents, Mike and Sandy Ermsdorff, began searching for other options. They soon learned that Mayo Clinic was hosting a […]

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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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