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July 9, 2018

A Sister’s Love Saves A Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

As a lifelong smoker, Sue Franken had resigned herself to the unhealthy habit. But that changed when Sue followed through on a promise she made to her sister.

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Tags: CT scan, Dr. David Midthun, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Screening, Nicotine Dependence Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, thoracic surgery, varenicline


June 27, 2011

Small Bump becomes Big Problem

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

What began as a small, painless bump turned into a grueling 9.5-hour surgery for 3-year-old Caleb Ragaller (now 6). Caleb was born with a nasal dermoid cyst. Because superficial dermoid cysts are typically slow-growing and can be removed without complication, Caleb’s treatment plan appeared to be pretty straightforward. “We would go in for normal checkups […]

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Tags: 5267, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5335, Caleb Ragaller, CT scan, Dana Mara Thompson, dermoid cyst, Marc Patterson, Tina Ragaller


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