Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Items Tagged ‘brain tumor’

April 5, 2013

Suiting up for a celebration

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“My sweet boy,” Deborah Morey said as she practically skipped across the room to join him in a group photograph. The boy is her son, 15-year-old Curtis Morey, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (a type of brain tumor) on Jan. 27, 2012. The skipping at his Mayo appointment last week was one of several signs that March […]

View full entry

Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3640, 3719, 5304, 5335, brain tumor, chemotherapy, Curtis Morey, Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


December 22, 2012

Forever a teacher

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

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

View full entry

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


December 21, 2012

For Better, For Worse

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Surgery and an investigational drug give brain tumor patient much more than anyone expected.

View full entry

Tags: 1136, 2868, 5297, 5335, Andy Walch, brain tumor, Fred Meyer M.D., glioblastoma, Joon Uhm, Mayo Clinic


December 10, 2012

Rare brain tumor couldn’t stop her

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

A rare brain tumor couldn’t stop Laurie Beach from enjoying the life she dreamed of.

View full entry

Tags: 1136, 2868, 3723, 5237, 5266, 5279, 5292, 5297, 5315, 5335, brain tumor, germ cell cancer


October 11, 2012

Blood Donations Help Keep Young Man Alive

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“I am a brain tumor survivor who spent 10 weeks at the wonderful Mayo Clinic. During this time, I had many bleeding complications. The doctors had to give me blood products on multiple occasions. Simply put, without those blood donations, I would not be alive today. Since my return home (Kansas), the Red Cross has […]

View full entry

Tags: 1234, 5335, Blood, Blood Donation, Blood Donor Center, brain tumor, Doug Frye, Red Cross


November 25, 2010

Jacob Harpel’s Thanksgiving Story

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice

Eight-year-old Jacob Harpel from Glencoe, Minn., was diagnosed with a plum-sized brain tumor the day before Thanksgiving last year. He had aggressive brain surgery at Mayo Clinic in August to remove the tumor; with the surgery he had a 50% chance of losing his peripheral vision on one side and a 50% chance of speech […]

View full entry

Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 5279, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5335, brain tumor, Dr. Wetjen, EEG, Neurosurgery


March 26, 2010

Jill Camirand: Off and Running

By Jim McVeigh Jim McVeigh

Jill Camirand likes to keep moving. When she finished college in New Hampshire the first thing she did was get on a train and go. She didn’t have a particular destination in mind, she just wanted to see where it would take her. Now some 10 years later Jill lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, and is […]

View full entry

Tags: 1136, 2868, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5292, 5333, Alyx Porter, brain tumor, Cancer, Jill Camirand, Mayo Clinic


February 8, 2010

“It really should be called The Mayo Family”

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

Andrew Mork is being treated at Mayo Clinic for juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, a rare cancer of the brain and spinal cord. Andrew’s mother, Corrie, shared their Mayo Clinic last summer via e-mail, and they also decided to tell about their experience via video when Andrew was in Rochester for appointments. Mrs. Mork’s e-mail is below, along […]

View full entry

Tags: 1136, 2871, 3008, 3640, 3723, 5279, 5292, 5315, 5335, Astrocytoma, brain cancer, brain tumor


February 3, 2010

Teen regains life after bout with brain tumor

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Julie Janovsky-Mason

Raley Mae Radomske was all set to begin a new chapter in her life the summer of 2009 when the unthinkable happened. A national rodeo champion, Radomske, 18, experienced a seizure as she was readying for her move from her hometown of Ellensburg, Wash. to Las Cruces, New Mexico to start college. Days after settling […]

View full entry

Tags: 1136, 2868, 5294, 5308, 5333, brain tumor, Cancer, Mayo Clinic


Contact Us · Privacy Policy