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February 24, 2012

Breast Cancer? Me? My Story

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Having never been touched by any kind of cancer in any generation of my family, it came as a shock to learn of my breast cancer diagnosis confirmed at Mayo Clinic January 2012. I felt I was going through seven stages of grief in trying to reconcile this new phenomenon happening within my body. Emotionally […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5335, breast cancer, James Jakub, Katie Jones, lumpectomy, Marilyn Morton, Nicole Sandhu, Paula Schomberg


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


October 27, 2011

My Mayo Story

By Joe Dangor joedangor

By Annemieke van der Werff At the end of March 2010, my husband and I returned from a wonderful trip through India. During the trip I had noticed a swollen lymph node in my left armpit. At first I didn’t make much of it, but as it persisted I went to see my doctor in […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3726, 5250, 5279, 5335, breast cancer, chemo, Lymphedema, mammogram, mindfullness meditation


October 18, 2011

Knowledge: A Powerful Tool in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Tamieko, a 38 year old woman, was completely caught off guard when she was diagnosed with Stage I/II breast cancer in December 2010. After two years of observing suspicious changes in her breast that appeared normal on mammograms, she requested that her attending physician do a breast biopsy. The results shocked her and took her […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 5250, 5279, 5309, 5333, Arizona, breast cancer, Deborah Bash, Donald Northfelt


March 22, 2011

Mayo Clinic breast cancer survivors/employees take to the water to spread breast cancer awareness

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

Toni Kay Mangskau makes a living helping patients from around the world learn about the latest cancer research.                                                   Mangskau, 45, a clinical trials referral coordinator at Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Education Center in Rochester, Minn., never imagined she would one day be a patient possibly facing cancer herself. Numbed by the news of being diagnosed with […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5335, breast cancer, Lymphedema, Patient Stories


March 15, 2011

A happy ending that keeps on giving

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

The below article comes from our Sharing Mayo Clinic print publication: “It isn’t a big article,” Kristie Naines says when asked about her appearance in the October issue of Good Housekeeping. “It’s just a few paragraphs.” She’s being modest. It’s kind of a big deal. Those “few” paragraphs describe how, at age 32, Naines was […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 5250, 5279, 5334, breast cancer, Kristie Naines


March 14, 2011

Racing to find a cure for breast cancer

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

  Every February, runners from around the country descend on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus to participate in the 26.2 with Donna — The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. Named in honor of three-time breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan, a Jacksonville, Fla., television news anchor and Mayo patient, the marathon starts and finishes on Mayo […]

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Tags: 5250, 5279, 5334, breast cancer, Dr. Edith Perez, marathon


February 1, 2011

MaryEllen’s Journey: Hope Returns (Final Episode)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

The moment finally came. But it was an uneasy one at first. MaryEllen Sheppard was about to receive her last round of chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic, with friends and family by her side. But as her loved ones and her nurses cheered her on, a wave of emotion hit this mom with nerves of steel. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5333, breast cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, YouTube


November 24, 2010

MaryEllen’s Journey: Searching For Genetic Clues (Episode 4)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

From the moment MaryEllen Sheppard was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, she wondered how she developed cancer. Her ancestors, she said, tended to live long, healthy lives. And other than a cousin, she wasn’t aware of anyone else in her family who had breast cancer. As her battle against the disease began, MaryEllen’s thoughts […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 5250, 5279, 5333, breast cancer, genetic counseling, MaryEllen Sheppard, Mayo Clinic


October 18, 2010

MaryEllen’s Journey: Coping with a New Reality (Episode 3)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

When you last saw MaryEllen Sheppard in Episode 2, she spoke about how she was beginning to lose her hair. After two rounds of chemotherapy, MaryEllen said  she was beginning to lose clumps at a time. She knew the day was coming.  But the awkwardness of going bald wasn’t what was engulfing her. As her husband Chuck […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 5250, 5279, 5333, breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer


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