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February 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Yields Outstanding Outcome

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Rita Krueger found out she had pancreatic cancer, the outlook seemed bleak. Then she met a Mayo Clinic physician who was willing to go beyond the standard treatment to achieve remarkable results.

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Tags: Biopsy, chemotherapy, CT scan, diabetes, Dr. Mark Truty, Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MRI, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, PET scan


August 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Comprehensive Cancer Care Leads to a Lifesaving Turn of Events

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Alonzo Chappell was a healthy guy. He had not so much as caught a cold for decades. That changed in a big way when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a diagnosis that led him to Mayo Clinic for an innovative and ultimately lifesaving form of cancer treatment.

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, CAR-T Cell Therapy Program, chemotherapy, Department of Oncology, Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, Dr. Mohamed Kharfan Dabaja, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


February 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Innovative Multiple Myeloma Care Renews a Pilot’s Energy and Outlook

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At 81 years old, Harold Rogers has had quite a ride. For 30 years, the St. Mary’s, Georgia, resident was an air traffic controller and corporate jet pilot. But nothing prepared Harold for a diagnosis in early 2009 of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells inside bone marrow, which is considered incurable. “I’d […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Dr. Lawrence Solberg, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


January 7, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Facing Breast Cancer: Lynn Gallett’s story

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

When Lynn Gallett was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had a number of concerns and decisions to make. In the video below, Lynn discusses the process and her experience at Mayo Clinic. HELPFUL LINKS: Learn more about triple negative breast cancer. Explore Mayo’s Department of Oncology. Join a conversation on Mayo Clinic Connect. Request an […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, breast cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Barbara Pockaj, Dr. Donald Northfelt


November 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Josh Russell Faces His Toughest Battle

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Josh Russell spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. But he says his toughest battle took place years after he left the military. In early 2011, Josh noticed a bump in his stomach around his navel. He thought the bump was a hernia, and his doctor initially agreed. Josh was scheduled for surgery, but […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Dr. Bradley Leibovich, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Testicular Cancer, Urology


May 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Joyous Victory: Lung Cancer Survivor Finds Her Niche, Gives Back to Help Others

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Written by Eunice Nishimura My journey started innocently enough as a neck strain I received while playing with my daughter’s golden retriever in October 2010. As the year ended, the discomfort had increased, and I sought out my physician in January 2011. He set up appointments for MRI and MRA exams. Once done, I quickly […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, clinical trial, Dr. Helen Ross, Dr. Steven Schild, Giving, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Patient Stories


March 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Knocking “Care Coordination” Out of the Park

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

Written by Barry M. Bloom When I arrived at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., that September day almost five years ago, my care for colon cancer was fractured and really a mess. I had suffered through a second bout of the disease, when the cancer jumped from the colon to the lung. After surgery to […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, oncology, Patient Stories


January 8, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Richard Rubenstein: Overcoming Rectal Cancer

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

A routine colonoscopy in 2007 saved Richard Rubenstein’s life. Richard, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Ariz., had expected to receive a clean bill of health, especially since he had no alarming symptoms or any family history of colorectal malignancies. Instead he received shocking news – he had stage 3 rectal cancer. Richard decided to pursue his […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 3779, 5279, 5315, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal surgery


January 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Ginette’s Top Tips for Breast Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

Ginette Weiner began her fight against breast cancer in 2008, and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She is a patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and under the ongoing care of Donald Northfelt, M.D. She brings a fresh, honest and engaging perspective to patients and their loved ones with the following advice for breast cancer patients and their families. Advice for Loved Ones 1.  Do not tell […]

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Tags: 2375, 3640, 3719, 4728, 4729, 5315, 5335, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Donald Northfelt


November 8, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Managing my multiple myeloma

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

Judy Phillips found hope when hope was running out thanks to a physician willing to try new (and old) treatments, a team of “wonderful nurses,” and the “steadfast support and optimism” of her husband.    Written by Judy Phillips I am a seven-year survivor of multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the bone marrow. Myeloma […]

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Tags: 1136, 2271, 3719, 5279, 5333, Cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trials, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, multiple myeloma, oncology research


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