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July 8, 2019

Second Opinion Leads to Less-Invasive Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Mike DiGennaro was diagnosed with stage 1 esophageal cancer, he wanted a minimally invasive treatment option. He found that, and more, at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Prasad Iyer, Endoscopic mucosal resection, esophageal cancer, Kristyn Maixner


May 19, 2017

Beating Esophageal Cancer Odds to Become an Advocate

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Esophageal cancer can be deadly if it’s not caught early. Fortunately for Mary Helen Duggar, her Mayo Clinic doctors found her cancer when it could still be treated. Today she’s working to help others learn more about the disease.

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Dr. Herbert Wolfsen, Dr. John Odell, Dr. Michael Wallace, esophageal cancer, Gastroenterology and Hepatology


January 17, 2014

Dr. David Fleischer: Treating Esophageal Cancer in Kenya

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

Esophageal cancer is a challenging enough condition to treat at the best medical centers in the U.S. When the condition affects scores of people in a developing country in eastern Africa, the challenge is all the more demanding. David Fleischer, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Africa, Arizona, Cancer, David Fleischer, David Fleischer MD, Dr. Fleischer, esophageal cancer, esophagus, Kenya, radio frequency ablation, RFA, Tenwek Hospital


March 6, 2012

Cancer Survivor Bikes the Desert to Deliver Donation

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

To celebrate his “first birthday” after treatment for esophageal cancer, Ricky Rinehart, 54, rode his bike to Mayo Clinic — 213 miles across the desert from his home in Yuma to Phoenix, Ariz. Thirteen friends, family and co-workers joined him for the two-day ride last October. They delivered more than $10,000 in donations for cancer […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 5267, 5279, 5333, esophageal cancer, Rickey Rinehart


March 1, 2012

Singing Praise After New Esophageal Cancer Treatment

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

Esophageal cancer took Jorge Rivera, 47, by surprise. An auto loan manager and a father of three, he had a full life and a passion for performing sacred music with his family. Rivera, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, had “the usual” heartburn symptoms from what he describes as a typical Puerto Rican diet. But a […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 5267, 5275, 5279, 5334, Cancer, esophageal cancer, Jorge Rivera


October 27, 2011

Ricky Rinehart: Raising Funds for Cancer Research One Mile at a Time

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

As he biked 213 miles of desert between Yuma, Ariz., and Phoenix in temperatures above 90 degrees, Ricky Reinhart thought a lot about moving forward. Much the same as he did a year ago as he laid in a bed at Mayo Clinic Hospital recovering from surgery for esophageal cancer. To celebrate his “first birthday” […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 4718, 5254, 5279, 5323, 5333, cardiothoracic surgery, esophageal cancer, esophagectomy, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix


May 24, 2011

Life-saving surgery provides a second chance

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Jorge Rivera raised his cell phone and took a self-portrait that showed an almost imperceptible scar on his neck. Rivera, an administrative manager at FirstBank in San Juan, Puerto Rico, underwent a new type of surgery at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, to remove his cancerous esophagus and restore his digestive system. Today, he is cancer-free […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 3640, 3719, 5275, 5279, 5334, C. Daniel Smith, esophageal cancer, Florida, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic


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