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February 3, 2012

Living with Cancer: Blessings and Hope Abound

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. For Robert Hoopes, a facilities manager from Glendale, Ariz., the diagnosis hit home – twice. In 2006, Kara, his wife of more than three decades, discovered that she had advanced colon cancer. After a two year battle, she sadly passed away at the age of 54 leaving behind […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 5239, 5275, 5279, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic, Patient Story, Robert Hoopes


November 18, 2011

Liver Transplant + Bariatric Surgery = the New Marshall

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Marshall Curtis was diagnosed in 2009 with end stage liver failure and cirrhosis secondary to Alpha1 Antitrypsin deficiency. Obesity and encephalopathy were additional challenges confronting the Mayo team. He was recommended for a new study program combining a transplant and bariatric surgery to improve his chances for a transplant and long term survival. Listen to […]

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Tags: 1841, 1859, 5275, 5325, 5335, bariatric surgery, encephalopathy, gastric bypass, liver failure, Marshall Curtis, Mayo Clinic, obesity


June 7, 2011

Early Detection Key for Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Benny Andújar has traveled a long way from his native Utuado, Puerto Rico, to tell an important story. “Cancer doesn’t always send a warning,” Andújar says about his experience with a precancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus.  A routine endoscopy gave him the information he needed to unmask esophageal cancer before it developed.  “When they did […]

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Tags: 1136, 2927, 5275, 5279, 5334, Barrett's esophagus, radiofrequency ablation


May 24, 2011

Life-saving surgery provides a second chance

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Jorge Rivera raised his cell phone and took a self-portrait that showed an almost imperceptible scar on his neck. Rivera, an administrative manager at FirstBank in San Juan, Puerto Rico, underwent a new type of surgery at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, to remove his cancerous esophagus and restore his digestive system. Today, he is cancer-free […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 3640, 3719, 5275, 5279, 5334, C. Daniel Smith, esophageal cancer, Florida, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic


May 16, 2011

When you get knocked down, you need to get back up again.

By Alex White aiwhite

Roger Lipelt shares his story about colon cancer and how the team work between Mayo Clinic and his local hospital has given him the opportunity to keep coaching as an accomplished Minnesota Football Association Hall of Famer. Today, he is an active member and leading this years kids run for “Get Your Rear in Gear”. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 5275, 5279, 5335, Colon Cancer, Get Your Rear in Gear, Mayo Clinic


April 27, 2011

Hurt and Healing

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

By: Andrea Miller Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, graduation gifts…we’re set in a society that longs after gifts.  I have learned, however, that the most important gift one can receive is a clean bill of health.  I have not had the pleasure of knowing what that is truly like.  I have been sick on and off […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3640, 3719, 5266, 5275, 5279, 5292, 5335, Andrea Miller, brain cancer


March 11, 2011

Crohn’s diagnosis helps ‘The Big Street’ find road to recovery

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

The below article comes from our Sharing Mayo Clinic print publication: At 6 feet 4 inches tall and more than 200 pounds, Brandon Street could easily be described as “big.” In high school, his nickname was “The Big Street.” When this active young man who enjoyed playing sports began to have irregular and difficult bowel […]

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Tags: 2642, 5275, 5334, Brandon Street, Crohn's Disease, Gastroenterology


March 1, 2011

Scott Hennen on Ulcerative Colitis and Mayo Clinic

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

Scott Hennen, a radio talk show host from Fargo, ND, had surgery at Mayo Clinic yesterday to remove his colon, which had developed several sites with precancerous cells related to his ulcerative colitis, which was first diagnosed in 1997. Scott had previously described his reasons for being public about his medical condition in this post. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2254, 2643, 5275, 5279, 5335, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Scott Hennen, ulcerative colitis


February 27, 2011

Sharing with His Radio Family

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

Scott Hennen is on the air three hours every weekday on his syndicated radio program based in Fargo, North Dakota. He has had ulcerative colitis since 1997, and on Monday morning is scheduled to have his colon removed at Mayo Clinic. Scott came to Rochester late last week for pre-surgery appointments, and broadcast his show […]

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Tags: 1136, 2254, 2643, 5275, 5279, 5335, Fargo, Scott Hennen, ulcerative colitis


January 20, 2011

Mayo: My Best Hope for Treating My Rare Cancer

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Mayo Clinic had already been a source of invaluable consultations for my long-time autoimmune Sjogren’s Syndrome and for genetic counseling to ascertain potential genetic predisposition for the autoimmune conditions, cardiomyopathy and cancer that populated my family tree. But late in 2008, skilled staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., greatly increased the odds that I’d […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 5273, 5275, 5279, 5335, Cancer, Patient Story


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