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April 30, 2018

Cancer Worries Behind Him, Mountain Biker is Back to Tackling Trails

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A mountain bike accident triggered a chain of events that led Joel Pankow to seek treatment at Mayo Clinic for a kidney tumor he believed to be cancer. To his great relief, Joel’s care team found he didn’t have cancer after all. Here Joel shares his Mayo Clinic experience in his own words.

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Tags: benign oncocytoma, Concierge Services, Dr. Bradley Leibovich, Dr. George Chow, Dr. Misty Radosevich, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, partial nephrectomy, renal cell carcinoma, Urology


August 29, 2017

Minor Scrape Leads to Major Health Crisis

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A seemingly innocent scrape on the hand landed Chris Gordon in a fight for his life after it morphed into a serious infection of a flesh-eating bacterium known as necrotizing fasciitis.

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Tags: Dr. Dave Dennison, Dr. Karim Bakri, Dr. Mark Morrey, Dr. Michael Bannon, General Surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Necrotizing fasciitis, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


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