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May 31, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Dorylee Baez lives fearlessly. Whether flying down a zip line or organizing a pancreatic cancer patient group in Puerto Rico, she plunges into life with zest. The 31-year-old academic advisor at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is known as someone who is tenacious, overcoming whatever obstacles get in her way to achieve and […]

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May 17, 2013 · Leave a Comment

To Test or Not to Test – Genetics, That Is

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia 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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April 3, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo’s caring attitude brings hope to patient

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Jim Brooks was vacationing with his family in Spain when suddenly he couldn’t speak for 10 minutes and wound up in the hospital. Jim and his wife Louanne decided together they wanted to return to their Minnesota home and Mayo Clinic. Jim was diagnosed in August 2012 at Mayo Clinic with glioblastoma, stage 4 brain […]

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January 3, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

Twelve years ago, Ron Wilson woke up with a swollen neck and knew something was very wrong. After visiting his doctor, he learned that his blood counts were off the charts. Consultation with an oncologist revealed shocking news – Ron was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a non-curable but treatable form of blood […]

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December 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Scuba diving and fine dining are still on the menu for Miami man with neck cancer

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery put Miami scuba diver back in the water.

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Tags: 1136, 5276, 5279, 5315, 5335, cancer treatment, John Saviano, Mayo Clinic, radiation therapy, tonsil tumor


December 22, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Family Pressure Brings Timely Treatment

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Radiation therapy and surgery put a stop to aggressive anaplastic thyroid cancer.

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December 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Forever a teacher

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Artist and teacher Cynthia Amendt sees her teaching — and her health — reach new levels through participation in a clinical trial.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 5279, 5292, 5297, 5335, brain tumor, Cynthia Amendt, glioblastoma, Jan Buckner M.D., Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Research


December 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Leukemia Patient – Max’s Story

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

At the age of eight, Max Harris overcame aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. Successful treatment led to his recovery and several years of good health. Years later, a visit to the dentist confirmed that his health had taken a serious turn for the worse. Severely […]

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December 15, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Beating the Odds Again: John Fulton’s Islet Cancer Treatment

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Decades after beating bone cancer at Mayo Clinic, John Fulton returned, this time to defeat islet cell cancer. John says that, once more, Mayo helped him “beat the system.”

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December 11, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Partial nephrectomy preserves kidney function after kidney cancer

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Ruth Smith lives more than 200 miles north of Rochester, Minn., but she knew where she wanted to go when she was diagnosed with kidney cancer — Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 1136, 2802, 5279, 5335, Bradley Leibovich M.D., kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic, partial nephrectomy, Ruth Smith


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