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February 10, 2020

Careful Evaluation, Genetic Testing Offer a New Path Forward

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Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Maureen Jessen, always wondered why the disease affected her so differently than it did others. Doctor after doctor told her that MS was likely causing her symptoms, so she believed them. Mayo Clinic specialists, however, gave Maureen new insight into her illness — one that had nothing to do with MS.

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology, Clinical Genomics, Dr. Cristina Valencia Sanchez, Dr. Dean Wingerchuk, Dr. Radhika Dhamija


January 10, 2020

Expert Care, Teamwork Lead to Tailored Treatment for Alexa’s Rare Cancer

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Alexa Lofaro spent six months taking medications for a condition she didn’t have. Once she arrived at Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team specializing in her disease not only provided the right diagnosis, but also conducted the genetic testing necessary to find the right medication for her.

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Tags: Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology, Dr. Jason Young, Dr. Karen Rech, Dr. Ronald Go, Dr. W. Oliver Tobin


January 18, 2018

Second Opinion Shifts Aspiring Filmmaker’s Outlook

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Devan Brady was frightened by an ominous diagnosis before a trip to Mayo Clinic helped her get a clearer picture of her medical situation.

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Tags: Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology, Dr. B Mark Keegan, neuromyelitis optica


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