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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


January 20, 2016

3-D Print of Patient’s Tumor Helps Surgeons Prepare, Speeds Recovery

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Michael Slag holds in his hands a tumor – or rather a 3-D print of the actual tumor that is growing at the top of his right lung. Doctors are using the 3-D printed model to aid them in planning the complex surgery to remove Michael’s tumor. Mayo Clinic doctors diagnosed Michael with a rare […]

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Tags: 3-D printing, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, lung cancer, thoracic surgery


December 28, 2015

There’s No Breaking Leo DeGoursey’s Stride

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A minimally invasive procedure allows Leo DeGoursey to move on from lung cancer surgery without missing a beat. Leo DeGoursey is used to being busy. Until age 50, he enjoyed a career as a printer. Then he made a switch and spent the next two decades developing curriculum, equipping a lab, and teaching printing at […]

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Tags: Dr. Matthew Thomas, lung cancer, minimally invasive surgery, U-VATS


February 18, 2015

Faith and Mayo Clinic Help Cancer Survivor Overcome Multiple Health Battles

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When 53-year-old Donald Jones of Ponte Vedra, Florida, found out he had lung cancer, the former smoker accepted it as a challenge that he was prepared to fight and win. Little did he know the other serious health issues that lay ahead, which would create serious new challenges for him over the next year. An […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Cancer, Florida Campus, lung cancer


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