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March 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Harnessing Love and Gratitude to Combat an Aggressive Brain Tumor

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Mary Jane Moline has never been one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, she was ready to face her treatment head-on. For Mary Jane, that has meant embracing with enthusiasm all of the therapy her Mayo Clinic care team has offered. Mary Jane Moline, an […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor Program, clinical trials, Dr. Michael Ruff, Dr. Ross Puffer, Dr. Scott Lester, Proton Beam Therapy Program


January 24, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Leaning on One Another — and Mayo Clinic — to Fight Two Difficult Diseases

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When Bob and Kelly Rodenberg wed 10 years ago, they hadn’t a clue how their pledge to love one another through sickness and health would play out. But when they both developed incurable illnesses, their vows took on greater significance. Today, thanks to the work of committed Mayo Clinic care teams, the pair continues to […]

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Tags: Dr. Angela Dispenzieri, Dr. Fredric Meyer, Dr. Michael Ruff, glioblastoma, POEMS


August 9, 2019 · Leave a Comment

After Setback, Kaidra’s Cancer Journey Continues With Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic by Her Side

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Kaidra Froelich was terrified by the brain cancer diagnosis that brought her to Mayo Clinic. But her expert surgical team got rid of the tumor. Then the disease came back. Now Kaidra and her Mayo team are determined to beat the cancer a second time as her family and friends rally around her.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, Dr. Megan Kaszuba, Dr. Michael Ruff, Neuro-oncology, Proton Beam Therapy


May 8, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Tackling a Rare Brain Tumor With Expertise and Skill

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Diagnosed with a brain tumor, Marrissa Janssen was scared. Her biggest fear was that doctors wouldn’t be able to get rid of the entire mass. But after consulting with experts at Mayo Clinic, Marrissa’s fear turned to hope. Now, after surgery and proton beam therapy, the tumor is gone.

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Tags: Brain Tumor Program, Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, Dr. Ivan Carabenciov, Dr. Joon Uhm, Dr. Michael Ruff, Dr. Paul Brown, Dr. Terence Burns, glioblastoma, Proton Beam Therapy Program


April 10, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Battling a Brain Tumor, Finding Grace

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As a pastor, Johann Lochner believes his life’s journey is guided by a higher power. Nowhere was that knowledge made clearer for Johann than at Mayo Clinic, where he encountered a team of physicians whose care and surgical talents in removing an insidious brain tumor gave him his life back.

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Tags: awake brain surgery, Dr. Michael Ruff, Dr. Terence Burns, Lynch Syndrome


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