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October 14, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Finding joy after rare neurologic diagnosis

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

When Joy Carol finds something she is passionate about, she embraces it. A love of international development work and education led to a 35-year career working with international organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children and Child Fund. Although New York City was her home base, Joy visited and supervised programs in more than […]

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Tags: breast cancer, central nervous system, Dr. Kurt Jaeckle, joy carol, MayoClinicFL, paraneoplastic syndrome

August 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it’s not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it’s important to avoid future health problems […]

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Tags: Andrea Beckendorf, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, COVID-19, Dr. Daniela Stan

August 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Dancing through complex care during COVID-19

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Twin Cities journalist Sonya Goins, like so many, has been coping with the challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic, such as working remotely and not being able to see family and friends. If all of that weren’t difficult enough, for the past year, she’s also been battling breast cancer and Crohn’s disease at […]

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Tags: breast cancer, COVID-19, Crohn's Disease, Dr. Karthik Giridhar, Dr. Tina Hieken, Sonya Goins

May 6, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Genetic Testing Generates Optimism for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Jean Niven learned she had ovarian cancer, her desire to find a knowledgeable, compassionate physician led her to Mayo Clinic. Then, when her cancer returned, genetic information opened the door to fresh treatment options.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Tri Dinh, Gynecologic cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Ovarian cancer care

April 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Difficult Diagnosis Inspires Corinne Berg to Empower Others

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Corinne Berg was a little girl when she saw firsthand the devastating effects that breast cancer had on her family. Read the story of how Berg learned of her own risk for breast cancer and how she has used that experience to educate herself and others.

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Tags: BRCA mutation, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Familial Cancer Program

March 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Navigating Breast Cancer With Support and Strength

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Brenda Braatz has been dealing with breast cancer since 2013. Although the diagnosis and its treatment haven’t been easy, Brenda is thankful for the expert care, compassion and encouragement she’s received from her Mayo team.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. M. Kathleen Christian, Dr. Matthew Sherrill, Dr. Paula Gill, Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center in La Crosse

December 21, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Couple Buoyed by Mayo Clinic Care in Sickness and Health

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For Gary and Carolyn Lockner, a trip to Mayo Clinic is more than a doctor’s appointment. To the Lockners, Mayo Clinic not only provides physical healing, it also offers emotional support and renewed hope.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. James Ingle, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, lung cancer, Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracoscopic surgery, Women's Cancer Program

November 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Finding Breast Cancer Sooner

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Jan Jenswold wasn’t concerned when she went in for her annual mammogram. Then the test picked up something suspicious, and a follow-up found that Jan had breast cancer. But the early diagnosis brought with it an optimistic prognosis. Today, with her cancer in the past, Jan now encourages others to make mammograms a priority.

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Tags: 3D Mammograms, breast cancer, Dr. Megan Meyers, HERS Breast Center, Mayo Clinic Health System

August 24, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Envisioning a Future Without Breast Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

With coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team and participation in a research clinical trial, Stacy Hanson is successfully combating a daunting breast cancer diagnosis.

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Tags: breast cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, Dr. Tri Dinh, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health

June 6, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Living in the Present, Grateful for Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Buoyed by her Mayo Clinic care team, Kellie Leasure, a 48-year-old mother of four living with metastatic breast cancer, embraces each day.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Ian Parney, Dr. Michelle Clarke, Dr. Peter Rose, Dr. Timothy Hobday, HER2-positive breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Metastatic breast cancer

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