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May 17, 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 26, 2012

“I wanted to do something for myself”

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Heidi wanted to reward herself for getting through a hard time in her life. Her choice: cosmetic surgery.

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Tags: 3989, 5187, 5267, 5309, 5335, cosmetic surgery, Heidi Hockel, Mayo Clinic, Nho Tran, Oren Friedman, plastic surgery


March 15, 2012

Thumbs-Up After Successful Thumb Reattachment

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

Anistasia Smith and her mother, Bridgette Grunewald, give a big thumbs-up to Brian Carlsen, M.D., and the team at Mayo Clinic who cared for the then 4-year-old in February 2011. Anistasia’s left thumb had been severed in a recliner chair. “Anistasia was asleep, cuddling on her grandma’s chest. When the recliner was brought to an […]

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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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June 21, 2011

Melanoma can Happen to Anyone

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

By Caitlyn Potter When I was 17, I was diagnosed with stage one skin cancer. My primary care doctor, Dr. Sonia Lenzmeier has been checking my skin since I was 15 years old.  On one of my office visits, she noticed two odd shaped moles in the middle of my upper back. She recommended taking […]

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May 10, 2011

Spreading the Message of Skin Cancer Awareness

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Karen Teaser has always led a very active lifestyle outdoors. A former lifeguard, Teaser, who resides in Iowa and winters in Arizona with her husband Jim, spent years out on the water and relaxing in the sun. After being diagnosed with basal cell skin carcinoma a little over two years ago, Karen came to Mayo […]

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August 19, 2010

Mayo helps athlete get back on her feet

By CSMMayo csmmayo

I was diagnosed with bone cancer in ninth grade. It was December 2006, just before the holidays. For several months, I’d had a bump just below my right knee that the local orthopedic surgeon thought was just an extra piece of bone. My mom is a pediatric oncology nurse, and she was worried it was […]

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