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August 13, 2012

To Life (again) as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

I’m walking a fine line between jubilation and anxiety. As a two-time ovarian cancer survivor, I’m nearing the anniversary of my recurrence. Although I feel fine, this type of cancer isn’t the most accommodating. My nerves always manage to creep up on my dates with the ‘gists – in my case, the oncologist and gynecologist, which […]

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Tags: 1136, 2386, 5279, 5335, Florida, gynecology, MayoClinicFL, oncology, Ovarian Cancer


November 3, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Three

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Following Part One and Part Two series posts, this one focuses on the transportation of supplies. Tom Griffin is the Operations Manager for transportation within Mayo Medical Laboratories. He was involved in helping Dr. Deborah Rhodes and her group members send the numerous medical supplies to Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Tom talked of […]

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Tags: Congo, DRC, gynecology, incontinence, laboratory, Mukwege, Rhodes, sexual violence, supplies, Tom Griffin, transportation


November 2, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Two

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Deborah Rhodes, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physician and director of the Executive Health program describes how this trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, introduced in Part One, came to be. She said, “It was inspired by a visit I had with a patient who came to see me…My patient told me some particular stories […]

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Tags: Congo, DRC, gynecology, incontinence, Rhodes, sexual violence


October 29, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part One

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

This is the first in a series of posts about six Mayo Clinic medical experts traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to V-Day, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most dangerous place on the planet to be a woman or a girl. Since 1996, sexual violence in the eastern Democratic […]

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Tags: Congo, Creedon, Dowdy, DRC, Fischer, gynecology, incontinence, McGuire, Rhodes, sexual violence, Trabuco


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