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August 9, 2019

After Setback, Kaidra’s Cancer Journey Continues With Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic by Her Side

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Kaidra Froelich was terrified by the brain cancer diagnosis that brought her to Mayo Clinic. But her expert surgical team got rid of the tumor. Then the disease came back. Now Kaidra and her Mayo team are determined to beat the cancer a second time as her family and friends rally around her.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, Dr. Megan Kaszuba, Dr. Michael Ruff, Neuro-oncology, Proton Beam Therapy


February 28, 2018

Light at the End of the Tunnel After Proton Beam Therapy

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Intensive treatment for brain cancer has given Nicholas Sloan the opportunity to continue exploring and enjoying life’s adventures. 

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Alyx Porter, Dr. Bernard Bendok, Dr. Maciej Mrugala, Dr. Terence Sio, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Proton Beam Therapy


July 21, 2017

Second Opinion at Mayo Clinic Changes a Nurse’s Destiny

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Distressed by the news that she had an inoperable brain tumor, Jessica Kenser sought a second opinion and received life-altering treatment from Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Brian O'Neill, Dr. Terry Burns, Neuro-oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery


May 1, 2017

Wife, Mother and Nurse Gains a New Title — Brain Cancer Survivor

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

A Mayo Clinic oncology nurse, Nicole Barlanti knew how tough cancer could be. What she didn’t know was that she’d have to face it firsthand, while she was still in her 20s. Here’s Nicole’s story, in her own words.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Ron Reimer, glioblastoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nicole Barlanti


December 10, 2016

Successful Brain Cancer Surgery Puts Sunshine Back in a Young Mom’s World

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Tyson Cluever, a 32-year-old mother of two from Benson, Minnesota, learned that she had an aggressive brain cancer, her first thought was of her children. At just nine months and five years old, her sons stood to lose one of the most important people in their lives if she were to share the fate […]

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Tags: awake brain surgery, brain tumor, Dr. Ian Parney, glioblastoma, neurologic surgery


September 10, 2016

Persevering Through Brain Cancer, Travis McGinnis Remains Upbeat and Optimistic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Travis McGinnis was just 30 years old when an insidious cancer was discovered in his brain. It had been growing there for some time, he says — his physicians estimated between five and 10 years. Had the stage-three oligoastrocytoma not been detected when it was, Travis would have likely lost his life. As it happened, […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Glioma, Hope Lodge, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, oligoastrocytoma, radiation therapy


July 23, 2016

‘All We Want Is for Evie to Reach 100 Percent of Her Potential’

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

The night before 8-year-old Evie McLeish’s brain surgery, her Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon David Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., told her parents, “I don’t want you to think of this as the end. This is just the beginning of a marathon.” The procedure was the start of Evie’s long-term care plan for treatment of a brain tumor. Along […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. David Daniels, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Medullablastoma, Proton Beam Therapy


February 27, 2015

Perfume Maker Gets Her Sense of Smell Back  

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Kim Spadaro tells stories through scent. She travels the world capturing unique olfactory experiences and bottling them for others to share. “My experience [in these places] is really what turns it into a fragrance,” she says. “I can tell you how something smells in a story.” That, of course, requires a keen sense of smell. […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Robert Wharen, Neurosurgery


February 18, 2015

Faith and Mayo Clinic Help Cancer Survivor Overcome Multiple Health Battles

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti

When 53-year-old Donald Jones of Ponte Vedra, Florida, found out he had lung cancer, the former smoker accepted it as a challenge that he was prepared to fight and win. Little did he know the other serious health issues that lay ahead, which would create serious new challenges for him over the next year. An […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Cancer, Florida Campus, lung cancer


December 12, 2014

From ‘Pick a Plot’ to Watching His Son Graduate

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Read time: 4 minutes Written by Ron Christian “Pick a plot and get your papers in order, you’ll be dead in a month.” That’s what the local neurosurgeon said. Those words served as my wake-up call. While my wife wept, I became angry. We had three very young children, and I was determined to see […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Neurology & Neurosurgery


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