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October 14, 2011

Breast Cancer Treatment: It’s a Project and You are the Project Manager

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Written by Karen Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Operations and Project Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management Anyone facing or experiencing cancer treatment can relate to the idea that it’s a project: a set of coordinated activities aimed at a goal. There are actually two goals involved: 1) make it through treatment in the best physical […]

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Tags: 1136, 5279, 5333, Arizona, breast cancer, Breast Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories


October 13, 2011

Morgan Tyner: Overcoming Brain Cancer

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

In the fall of 1990, Morgan Tyner experienced a moment that would change his life forever. While at work, Morgan, a newly practicing dentist, suffered a seizure. After undergoing many tests over the course of several days, he received a very serious and life threatening diagnosis – anaplastic astrocytoma – an aggressive and fast growing […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5279, 5292, 5333, anaplastic astrocytoma, Arizona, brain cancer


September 1, 2011

David Hawley: Overcoming Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

What began as an isolated episode of shortness of breath and developed into symptoms of increasing fatigue in 2008, turned into an unexpected and serious medical condition for David Hawley, a retired hotel executive in Phoenix, Arizona. David Hawley received the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic predisposition to abnormal thickening of the heart […]

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Tags: 3999, 4260, 5252, 5253, 5333, 5334, Arizona, David Holmes, Hartzell Schaff, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic, myectomy


August 29, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 4 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

By Patricia Wagner In this final entry, I’ll be sharing as one patient to another the complementary practices which have enhanced my total health. I am most grateful to the M.D.s who treat me, as I’m sure most of you are. I do not look to them for everything, however. I personally have benefited from […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, Arizona, blood cancer, Mayo Clinic, myelofibrosis, Patient Story, Ruben Mesa


August 26, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 3 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

by Patricia Wagner Thanks for sticking with me! In this entry, I’ll be talking about what is involved in being your own advocate. I believe that for myself, I would not be alive to write to you now had I not realized that I am in charge – not the professionals whose help I seek. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, hematology, myelofibrosis, Ruben Mesa


August 24, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 2 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

by Patricia Wagner In this entry, I’ll talk about how the disease started and a look into how I was affected. Bear in mind that every case is different and you shouldn’t conclude that you’ll go through the same things I have. My case, in fact, is more dramatic than most. I first suspected that […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, myelofibrosis, oncology


August 22, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 1 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

I’m Patricia Wagner. I’m 58 years old and live in a retirement community with my husband and two cats. I’m now followed by Dr. Ruben Mesa, a hematologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. I’m writing this blog series to help others by giving you a glimpse into how I have been impacted by myelofibrosis […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, MPN, myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera


August 2, 2011

Faster Recovery after Throat Cancer Surgery

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

When Rob Clary, 44, of Cave Creek, Ariz., needed surgery for cancer in his throat, the surgeon was able to remove the cancer through Clary’s mouth. Last February, Clary had surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, one of a few hospitals in the United States to offer this transoral approach for head and neck cancers. […]

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Tags: 1136, 3325, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5157, 5267, 5279, 5333, Rob Clary, throat cancer


August 1, 2011

The Shaffers: Giving Back to Mayo Clinic

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Anne Louise and Larry Shaffer, both volunteers at Mayo Clinic for the last seven years, met while working at Sears national headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. She was a jack of all trades working in various departments including buying, marketing, and information technology. He worked on the retail side, opening new stores all over the country. […]

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Tags: 5333, Arizona, Mayo Clinic


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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Tags: 1136, 3036, 5279, 5309, 5333, Caitlyn Potter, Cancer, melanoma


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