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October 12, 2010

Celebrating a 5-year milestone after breast cancer diagnosis

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Julie Janovsky-Mason

Pansy Parker of Goodyear, Ariz., has been celebrating her cancer-free “five-year-mark” with a little partying and a lot of faith. “I just thank God so much for the five-year benchmark,” said the ebullient 73-year-old, who threw a party and invited her Mayo treatment team to celebrate her five-year survivorship. “For patients, the five-year mark is […]

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October 11, 2010

MaryEllen’s Journey: Chemotherapy Begins (Episode 2)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Julie Janovsky-Mason

Like many women facing breast cancer, MaryEllen Sheppard had concerns over how she would feel after her chemotherapy treatments. Would she be able to go to work? Would the chemotherapy leave her feeling ill and exhausted? How long would it be until she inevitably lost her hair? When you last saw MaryEllen in Episode 1,  […]

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October 2, 2010

Ponte Vedra Women’s Golf Association’s Pink Ribbon Golf Classic

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Jacksonville and Robin Wahby were both much different 20 years ago, when Mrs. Wahby arrived in Florida. The city had no professional football team and all the prominence and economic development that come with that. And Mrs. Wahby — then Robin Griswold — was at a different stage in life, with different concerns. “Back then, […]

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October 1, 2010

MaryEllen’s Journey – A 5-part breast cancer video series (Episode 1)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Julie Janovsky-Mason

MaryEllen Sheppard knew something was wrong as soon as she felt a thickened patch of skin on her right breast.  She didn’t feel a lump, but knew the change was different enough to get it checked out.  A mammogram and subsequent biopsy caught her by surprise. She had breast cancer. Looking  to share her experience […]

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August 24, 2010

Irma Poznecki – Far from an “ordinary” mom

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Inspiration comes in many forms – for Irma Poznecki, a 45-year-old mother of three from Anthem, Ariz., it was brownies and cupcakes. In late 2009, Irma was diagnosed with breast cancer. The news came as an obvious shock to Irma who says she has always been active and healthy. And while she may describe herself […]

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October 19, 2009

Arizona Mom Recounts Battling Breast Cancer While Pregnant

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Julie Janovsky-Mason

Joan Dymand-Hintz was in her early 40’s when she became pregnant with her daughter. The happiness she and her husband Marc Hintz felt was short-lived. A week after learning she was pregnant, Joan, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based singer and mother of two sons, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Joan came to Mayo Clinic for a second […]

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April 3, 2009

Rapid Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Pam’s Story

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Pam N from Michigan submitted her story via email this week, saying: “I am sharing my Mayo Clinic story with you in hopes that it will help other women who may be diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Inflammatory Breast Cancer is the most aggressive form of breast cancer. So a quick diagnosis and treatment is […]

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March 18, 2009

Breast Cancer Patient Runs Marathon on Diagnosis Anniversary to Inspire Others

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943

Running a 26.2 mile marathon is a fulfilling experience for anyone. Doing so on the first anniversary of your breast cancer diagnosis makes it even more special. When 40-year old Kim Loving of St. Augustine, Florida learned she had estrogen positive HER-2 breast cancer on February 15, 2008, she realized she didn’t have time to […]

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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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