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January 5, 2018

Genetic Testing Sets a Course for Successful Cancer Treatment

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Michele Sabados’ care team at Mayo Clinic worked together to craft an individualized care plan to treat her advanced breast cancer. It paid off. Today, Michele’s cancer is gone.

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Tags: breast cancer, Cancer care, Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski, Dr. Donald Northfelt


December 14, 2017

Relishing Motherhood After Battling Advanced Breast Cancer

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When she found out her breast cancer had come back, Luciana Farfalli, M.D., faced an uncertain future. But care at Mayo Clinic put the cancer in remission and allowed her to turn her attention back to the family she adores.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. James Jakub, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


November 15, 2017

Double Cancer Diagnosis Leads Arizona Couple to Mayo Clinic for Care

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When Vincent and Sandra Streech were diagnosed with cancer, the husband and wife turned to Mayo Clinic. The pair each received treatment through clinical trials, and today the future looks more promising for both of them.

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Tags: breast cancer, Breast Clinic, clinical trial, Dr. Barbara Pockaj, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Dr. Helen Ross, lung cancer


November 10, 2017

Gaining Fresh Perspective Via Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

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Diagnosed with breast cancer at 27, Sara Martinek persevered through treatment with the support of her family, friends and care team, and she came out on the other side with a new appreciation for what matters in life.

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Tags: breast cancer, Cancer care, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 6, 2017

Mastectomy Can’t Keep Marianne Huebner Out of Competitive Weightlifting

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When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Marianne Huebner feared her days of competitive weightlifting were over. Her care team at Mayo Clinic had other ideas.

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Tags: breast cancer, Cancer care, Dr. Andrea Cheville, Dr. James Jakub, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


October 31, 2017

Emerging From Mastectomy With a Healthy Body Image Intact

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When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Margaret Pelikan had two goals: to get rid of the disease and to feel normal afterward. Her team at Mayo Clinic helped her accomplish both.

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Tags: breast cancer, Breast Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. Amy Degnim, Dr. Valerie Lemaine


October 23, 2017

Freed From Lymphedema by Unique, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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  Joni Carithers was forced to deal with swelling in her arm due to lymphedema for years following breast cancer surgery. But in 2016, microsurgery at Mayo Clinic finally relieved the discomfort that had vexed her for so long.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Antonio Forte, Lymphedema, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health


October 9, 2017

Effective Treatment for Advanced Breast Cancer Calls for Customized Care

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Thirty-five-year old mother of three is amazed to find her cancer in remission thanks to her Mayo Clinic team’s knowledge and individualized care.

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Tags: breast cancer, Breast Clinic, Dr. Matthew Goetz


October 2, 2017

Leah Nelms Feels Like Herself Again After Comprehensive Care for Breast Cancer

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After experiencing serious complications due to cancer treatment, Leah Nelms needed a team of experts who could work together to provide her with wide-ranging care. She found that team at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: breast cancer, Cancer care, Cardiology, Dr. Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, Dr. Antonio Forte, Dr. Ivan Porter, Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Mohamad Yamani, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, nephrology, oncology, Radiation Oncology


August 9, 2017

Overwhelmed, Breast Cancer Patient Finds Answer in Mayo’s Centralized Care and Treatment

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Renee Hill had received opinions from other health care facilities but desperately wanted to have her medical care centralized and coordinated. “My gut was telling me Mayo was where I needed to go,” she says. 

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Marcia Venegas Pont, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Dr. Oscar Manrique, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, Dr. Tina Hieken, Mayo Breast Clinic


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