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September 27, 2019

Savoring the Many Flavors of Life After Overcoming Side Effects From Cancer Treatment

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Side effects from oral cancer treatment left Mike Serpe in terrible pain and unable to eat or drink for months. But after coming to Mayo Clinic, where he began hyperbaric oxygen therapy followed by surgery, his throat healed, and he reclaimed his love of cooking and eating.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Price, Head and Neck Cancer Center, Head and neck surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


September 23, 2019

Innovative Treatment Moves Conner Beyond Cancer

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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


September 4, 2019

Cancer and Brain Tumors Call for Coordinated, Multidisciplinary Care

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As a sled dog trainer, Rick Minard has faced blizzards and subzero temperatures. But those challenges paled in comparison to facing a complicated medical situation that involved brain tumors and two cancer diagnoses. He’s been able to weather it all, though, thanks to the trust he’s placed in his team at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Dan Price, Dr. Diana Dean, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, Dr. Michael Link, Dr. W. Richard Marsh, Head and Neck Cancer Center, Head and neck surgery, Meningioma, Salivary gland tumor


June 21, 2019

Skilled Care and Kindness Help Overcome a Rare Salivary Gland Tumor

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When Susan Roupp’s tongue began cramping, she looked to Mayo Clinic to find the cause of this strange symptom. During her care team’s investigation, they uncovered a mass in Susan’s cheek that turned out to be an aggressive cancer. In addition to being grateful for the quick diagnosis and expert care, Susan was impressed by […]

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Tags: Dr. Andrea Leep Hunderfund, Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Katharine Price, Dr. Stuart McCarter, Head and neck surgery, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Salivary gland tumors


May 29, 2019

Two Cancers, One Unified Multidisciplinary Care Team

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Joyce Gabbert came to Mayo Clinic for treatment of a rare form of head and neck cancer. But she soon learned that wasn’t the only cancer diagnosis she was facing. At that point, a coordinated care team came together to create a treatment plan that put Joyce on the path to becoming cancer-free.

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Tags: Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Garret Choby, Dr. Katharine Price, Dr. Michael Link, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, head and neck cancer, Head and neck surgery, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, thoracic surgery


April 24, 2019

Second Opinion on Salivary Gland Tumor Paves Way to Motherhood

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When Bryna Halloran was diagnosed with a salivary gland tumor that didn’t align with her age, gender or medical history, she turned to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. At Mayo, Bryna found a physician who listened to her concerns, and she was offered a treatment plan that exceeded her expectations.

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Tags: Dr. Jeffrey Janus, Head and neck surgery, Salivary gland tumor


January 31, 2019

Living and Loving Out Loud

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Affected by hearing loss for years, Jerry and Madalaine McDaniel created a world for themselves that revolved around their quiet home environment. But when the couple was offered a chance to escape the silence, they leaped at the possibility of a return to sound.

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Tags: cochlear implant, Dr. Colin Driscoll, Head and neck surgery, Meniere's disease, otorhinolaryngology


July 26, 2018

Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds

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Time and again, 5-year-old Aaliya Lopez has pulled through life-threatening medical crises, and thanks to ongoing medical support, the future she faces now is as wide open as her smile.

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Tags: Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Head and neck surgery, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Neurology and Neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Cardiology, Tetralogy of Fallot


January 31, 2018

Quick Action Paves the Way for Healing and Recovery

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In their quest for clear answers and an accurate diagnosis, an Illinois couple received prompt attention and compassionate care at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Ashish Chintakuntlawar, Dr. Daniel Ma, Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Kathryn Van Abel, Dr. Kerry Olsen, Head and neck surgery, otorhinolaryngology, Robotic Surgery, throat cancer


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