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January 16, 2019

Treatment Advances Keep Lung Cancer in Check, Care Close to Home

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Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, Kurt Jacobson has received state-of-the-art care from Mayo Clinic without needing to travel far from his home in northern Wisconsin.

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Tags: Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center, Dr. Eyad Al-Hattab, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System


December 21, 2018

Couple Buoyed by Mayo Clinic Care in Sickness and Health

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For Gary and Carolyn Lockner, a trip to Mayo Clinic is more than a doctor’s appointment. To the Lockners, Mayo Clinic not only provides physical healing, it also offers emotional support and renewed hope.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. James Ingle, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, lung cancer, Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracoscopic surgery, Women's Cancer Program


October 29, 2018

Anyone With Lungs Can Get Lung Cancer

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As a Mayo Clinic physician, healthy routines were part of Cathy Madaffari’s daily life. Yet in 2015, the former marathoner and mom of three found herself in a surprising role reversal when, instead of being a doctor talking a patient through a tough diagnosis, she was the one facing cancer.

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Tags: Dr. Catherine Madaffari, Dr. Mathew Thomas, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


September 28, 2018

Three Cancers, One Team Approach

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When Donald Brotzman was diagnosed with three separate cancers at once, his Mayo Clinic care team crafted a comprehensive treatment plan that addressed all of Donald’s medical concerns in a coordinated, compassionate way.

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Robert McWilliams, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, lung cancer


September 6, 2018

Lung Screening Leads to Timely Cancer Care

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Participating in a lung screening research study at Mayo Clinic paved the way for early diagnosis and prompt treatment of lung cancer for Richard Jarvis.

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Tags: Dr. Karen Swanson, Dr. Staci Beamer, Dr. Steven Ressler, lung cancer, Lynda Facchiano, Pulmonary Medicine


July 9, 2018

A Sister’s Love Saves A Life

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As a lifelong smoker, Sue Franken had resigned herself to the unhealthy habit. But that changed when Sue followed through on a promise she made to her sister.

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Tags: CT scan, Dr. David Midthun, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Screening, Nicotine Dependence Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, thoracic surgery, varenicline


April 18, 2018

Complex Surgery Saves a Life and a Lung

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Ken Settlemire’s lung cancer care at Mayo Clinic involved an intricate surgical procedure that eliminated the cancer while removing the smallest amount of lung tissue necessary.

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Tags: Dr. Ian Makey, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Pulmonary Medicine


November 15, 2017

Double Cancer Diagnosis Leads Arizona Couple to Mayo Clinic for Care

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When Vincent and Sandra Streech were diagnosed with cancer, the husband and wife turned to Mayo Clinic. The pair each received treatment through clinical trials, and today the future looks more promising for both of them.

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Tags: breast cancer, Breast Clinic, clinical trial, Dr. Barbara Pockaj, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Dr. Helen Ross, lung cancer


March 31, 2016

Lung Cancer Patient Survives With Help of Novel Procedure, Celebrates Next Generation of Innovation

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Raegan Cury didn’t worry at first when she developed a cough in early 2002 that wouldn’t go away. She was a healthy young woman, athletic, a former gymnast, and her initial chest X-ray showed what looked like pneumonia. Even her husband, a pulmonologist, wasn’t too worried, until she received a surprising diagnosis. “I never thought […]

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Tags: Dr. Cesar Keller, Florida Campus, lung cancer, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Raegan Cury


February 16, 2016

Wisconsin Man’s Lung Cancer Found at Early, Treatable Stage Thanks to New Screening Program

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Bill McWhite was vacationing along the Texas Gulf Coast — normally, a time to relax — when his body refused to let him unwind. Instead, the 69-year-old Hayward, Wisconsin, man experienced a flare up of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, and found himself in the local hospital. “I had congestion in […]

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Tags: COPD, Dr. Adel Zurob, Dr. Thomas Carmody, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Screening, Mayo Clinic Health System, Pulmonary Disease


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