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May 17, 2013

To Test or Not to Test – Genetics, That Is

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

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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February 15, 2013

#TheDonna Series: 4 Divas and a Dude

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

The sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is less than two days away and many of the 10,000-plus participants are anything but seasoned athletes. Take Karol Rajos, a Mayo Clinic employee, who wanted to find a way to honor her Aunt Esther, a breast cancer survivor, and her grandmother […]

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Tags: 5250, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


February 5, 2013

#TheDonna Series: For Mothers and Others

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

While one would expect members of Mayo Clinic’s department of neurology to support community events, you’d probably assume it would be related to things like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s or Lou Gerhig’s disease (also known as ALS). But breast cancer? Indeed. It seems as if everyone knows someone who is affected by the disease and Mayo […]

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January 29, 2013

#TheDonna Series: A Certified Cheerer and First Aid Captain

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Thousands are preparing to lace up their sneakers for the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday, Feb. 17, and in doing so, supporting ongoing research at Mayo Clinic related to breast cancer. But it takes a lot of people to ensure the success of the marathon. Shawn […]

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January 24, 2013

#TheDonna Series: Running for Aunt Donna

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Thousands are preparing to lace up their sneakers for the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday, February 17, 2013, and in doing so, supporting ongoing research (PDF) at Mayo Clinic related to breast cancer. Ashley Crofton is one of them. Although she works in Mayo Clinic’s Department of […]

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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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December 5, 2012

My 30-Year Journey with Mayo

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Ardyth Carpenter, and in 1982, I went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, after experiencing a TIA. While there, Mayo’s work up discovered a malignancy in my right breast. I had no ill effects from the “mini-stroke” and the clinic was just a 75 mile drive from my home in Mankato but […]

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November 19, 2012

Fortunately for Sharon, life had become one big headache

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Sharon Francis was working on a new design collection when the pain started. “I thought it was just a bad headache,” she says. “Then I fainted in the elevator.”

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5292, 5294, breast cancer, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Sharon Francis


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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