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January 7, 2014

Ginette’s Top Tips for Breast Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

Ginette Weiner began her fight against breast cancer in 2008, and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She is a patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and under the ongoing care of Donald Northfelt, M.D. She brings a fresh, honest and engaging perspective to patients and their loved ones with the following advice for breast cancer patients and their families. Advice for Loved Ones 1.  Do not tell […]

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October 14, 2013

Antoinette Benevento: Battling Breast Cancer One Day at a Time

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Joy, music, vibrancy and energy. Antoinette Benevento embraces the gifts of dance and shares how lessons learned as a professional dancer prepared her for her biggest challenge ahead. In December of 2010, Antoinette discovered a large lump in her breast. Alarmed by her finding, she quickly sought medical care and was told it was benign. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 3720, 4728, 5270, 5279, 5333, Antoinette Benevento, Arizona, Barbara Pockaj, breast cancer


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


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


August 3, 2009

Surviving Thanks

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

This story was submitted by Nimaat Al Azzah, Breast Cancer Survivor and Mayo Clinic Patient Life is full of surprises — some are happy and some can flip one’s world all around. In October, on my 37th wedding anniversary, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was looking forward to celebrating this day with my […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 4728, 5315, 5335, breast cancer, Patient Stories


June 15, 2009

“Mayo is where I go to get well”

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

Editor’s note: This story was submitted by Sheila Robb, a Mayo Clinic patient from Minneapolis. I was at Mayo a couple of months ago to start planning for a new treatment. The breast cancer that had metastasized 2 ½ years ago in my lymph system responded well to the Xeloda I had been on but […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 4728, 5159, 5279, 5335, Cancer, Mayo Clinic, oncology, radiation, Stereotactic


January 28, 2009

Male Breast Cancer: A Patient’s Story

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

When Craig McMillan found a lump in his left breast while showering in September 2004, he didn’t think much of it. The 59-year-old insurance agent from Quincy, Fla., assumed it was a harmless, fatty cyst like others he had had. But the decision to mention it to his family physician during his annual physical may […]

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Tags: 1136, 3649, 4053, 4727, 4728, 5250, 5279, 5334, breast center, Cancer, male breast cancer, Patient Stories


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