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April 5, 2019

Difficult Diagnosis Inspires Corinne Berg to Empower Others

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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

Navigating Breast Cancer With Support and Strength

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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

Couple Buoyed by Mayo Clinic Care in Sickness and Health

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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

Finding Breast Cancer Sooner

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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

Envisioning a Future Without Breast Cancer

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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

Living in the Present, Grateful for Life

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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


March 21, 2018

Holistic Care Makes Breast Cancer Journey Easier to Navigate

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As she thought about her cancer treatment options, Jennifer Deaderick knew she wanted to include therapies that would take all of her needs into account. She found the type of whole-person care she was looking for at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: breast cancer, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Dawn Mussallem, MayoClinicFL, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health


March 12, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Wonders, ‘What If?’

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Diagnosed with breast cancer after putting off her annual mammogram for several years, Tammy Jackson shares her story to encourage others to make cancer screening exams a priority.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Megan Meyers, HERS Breast Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


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


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