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October 30, 2019

Second Opinion Opens the Door to Lifesaving Cancer Care

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LeAnn Kuper couldn’t have been more surprised when she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer and told it was incurable. Despite that shocking news, the upbeat interior designer was undeterred. LeAnn took her case to Mayo Clinic and found a determined physician who offered her a promising alternative.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Roger Hofer, Dr. Travis Grotz, Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy


March 27, 2019

New Outlook, New Career Path After Beating Colon Cancer

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In April 2018, Evan Beard received the shocking news that he had colon cancer. Evan’s local doctor referred him to Mayo Clinic where a multidisciplinary team and the right combination of chemotherapy and surgery made it possible for the young father to beat his daunting diagnosis.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Dorin Colibaseanu, Dr. Kristopher Croome, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Mangurian Building, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


September 28, 2018

Three Cancers, One Team Approach

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When Donald Brotzman was diagnosed with three separate cancers at once, his Mayo Clinic care team crafted a comprehensive treatment plan that addressed all of Donald’s medical concerns in a coordinated, compassionate way.

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Robert McWilliams, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, lung cancer


August 31, 2018

Colon Cancer Treatment Provides More Time to Celebrate the Everyday

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Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, Amy Figgs was told there was little that could be done. Unwilling to accept that, Amy sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. There her care team crafted a treatment plan that has renewed her hope for the future.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Amit Merchea, Dr. Justin Burns, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL


December 15, 2017

Successful Cancer Treatment Leads to a New Career

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After lengthy treatment for metastatic colon cancer, not only did Don Guillot emerge with the disease in remission, he also came away inspired to pursue a future in nursing.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Horacio Asbun, Dr. Kabir Mody, Dr. Ron Landmann


May 5, 2017

Aggressive Treatment Turns the Tide in Taylor Overby’s Fight Against Colon Cancer

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Despite repeated treatment, Taylor Overby’s colon cancer kept coming back. Then the 25-year-old’s care team at Mayo Clinic offered her a unique surgical option, and that has made a world of difference. 

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


March 30, 2017

Minimally Invasive Polyp Removal Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

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For years, Rosa Isern has thoroughly enjoyed her job with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, where soldiers, airmen and their families purchase goods and services. Her work has taken her around the world on several tours overseas, including stints in Iraq, Afghanistan, Greenland and Djibouti. In 2015, however, Rosa’s future became uncertain when […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Michael Wallace, Endoscopic mucosal resection, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, MayoClinicFL


June 9, 2016

An Answer for Luis – Surgeons Remove Polyp-Riddled Colon, Restore Function and Hope

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Deciding to undergo a surgery to remove your colon is not a decision to be taken lightly, but it was one that Luis Coriano faced earlier this year. And he and his family wanted to make sure they made the right call. Luis is affected by a rare genetic disorder called familial adenomatous polyposis that […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Eric Dozois, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis


March 10, 2015

This Selfie Brought to You by Colon Cancer Screening

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Twelve years after her diagnosis, Jane Jacobs knows the value of finding and treating colon cancer early and is participating in Fight Colorectal Cancer’s #StrongArmSelfie campaign. Jane Jacobs understands the squeamishness some people have as they consider going through tests to check for colon cancer. “No one wants to think about or talk about their […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal surgery, StrongArmSelfie


March 7, 2014

Knocking “Care Coordination” Out of the Park

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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


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