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November 14th, 2013

Flying High after Successful Laparoscopic Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Barbara Nehr and her husband Adam had recently retired. Their shared passion for designing and flying experimental airplanes had taken them on many adventures in the past 20 years – adventures they planned to continue. But then the Orlando couple’s plans took a detour. A routine test showed Barbara’s body was not flushing out toxins […]

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October 14th, 2013

Antoinette Benevento: Battling Breast Cancer One Day at a Time

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

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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May 17th, 2013

To Test or Not to Test – Genetics, That Is

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

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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December 7th, 2012

Surgery takes care of cavernous malformation

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When Dan Smith experienced numbness in his hand, arm and cheek, he came to Mayo Clinic where doctors diagnosed a cavernous malformation.

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Tags: 5270, 5292, 5294, 5328, 5335, 5347, 5399, cavernous malformation, Dan Smith, John Atkinson, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery


December 5th, 2012

Mother and daughter bond over brain surgery

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Talk about a strong mother-daughter bond — Margie Hartmann and her daughter, Jessica McNeil, had Gamma Knife surgery on the same day.

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December 4th, 2012

Christina goes to the head of the class

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Epilepsy surgery was a scary thing, but it was the miracle Christina needed to go forth and grow.

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Tags: 2589, 5270, Christina George, Epilepsy, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic


November 28th, 2012

The “new” Tiffany

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Epilepsy surgery ended Tiffany Hanson’s seizures and started a new, active life.

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Tags: 2589, 5270, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, seizures, temporal lobectomy, Tiffany Hanson


November 20th, 2012

Brain tumor surgery stops seizures

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Thorough evaluation at Mayo Clinic solved the mystery of why Emily Crawford was having seizures, and successful removal of a brain tumor stopped them from occurring.

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Tags: 5236, 5270, 5292, 5294, 5304, 5306, 5335, Emily Crawford, Mayo Clinic, pediatric neurology, seizures


August 24th, 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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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3093, 3640, 3646, 4163, 5250, 5270, 5333, breast cancer, Cancer, Patient Story


August 12th, 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


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