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March 14, 2022

3-year-old takes on rare cancer with a little help from his friends

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Proton beam therapy benefits patients with tumors located next to critical organs with potentially fewer severe side effects and complications, compared to other forms of radiation therapy. This is especially important for children with cancer ― children like 3-year-old Rhett Flaten who in May became the 5,000th patient to receive the cutting-edge treatment since the […]

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Tags: Dr. Safia Ahmed, Ewing Sarcoma, Katie Flaten, Kyle Flaten, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Proton Beam Therapy, Rhett Flaten


September 23, 2019

Innovative Treatment Moves Conner Beyond Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Conner O’Brien was faced with daunting cancer treatment options that carried long-term side effects, his doctors referred him to Mayo Clinic. Today, because of the less-invasive and targeted treatments he was offered at Mayo, Conner’s tumor is gone, and his quality of life is excellent.

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Tags: Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Safia Ahmed, Dr. Scott Okuno, Head and neck surgery, Rhabdomyosarcoma


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