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November 29th, 2017

Microsurgery Provides Much-Needed Relief to Teen With Lymphedema

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Hobbled with painful ankle swelling for a year, Amanda Garrett finally found answers and a solution at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Antonio Forte, Lymphedema, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


October 23rd, 2017

Freed From Lymphedema by Unique, Minimally Invasive Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

  Joni Carithers was forced to deal with swelling in her arm due to lymphedema for years following breast cancer surgery. But in 2016, microsurgery at Mayo Clinic finally relieved the discomfort that had vexed her for so long.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Antonio Forte, Lymphedema, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health


November 18th, 2016

Relieving Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment With Microsurgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

In May 2013, at age 47, Angenette Monroe was diagnosed with invasive cancer in her left breast. After six months of chemotherapy, she had a mastectomy as part of her treatment plan. The former gastroenterology technologist had participated in many medical procedures and was well aware of the challenges people can face after surgery. But […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Antonio Forte, Dr. Dawn Mussallem, Florida Campus, Lymphedema, mastectomy, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


December 5th, 2012

My 30-Year Journey with Mayo

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Ardyth Carpenter, and in 1982, I went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, after experiencing a TIA. While there, Mayo’s work up discovered a malignancy in my right breast. I had no ill effects from the “mini-stroke” and the clinic was just a 75 mile drive from my home in Mankato but […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5335, Ardyth Carpenter, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Lymphedema, mastectomy, melanoma


October 27th, 2011

My Mayo Story

By Joe Dangor joedangor

By Annemieke van der Werff At the end of March 2010, my husband and I returned from a wonderful trip through India. During the trip I had noticed a swollen lymph node in my left armpit. At first I didn’t make much of it, but as it persisted I went to see my doctor in […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3726, 5250, 5279, 5335, breast cancer, chemo, Lymphedema, mammogram, mindfullness meditation


March 22nd, 2011

Mayo Clinic breast cancer survivors/employees take to the water to spread breast cancer awareness

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

Toni Kay Mangskau makes a living helping patients from around the world learn about the latest cancer research.                                                   Mangskau, 45, a clinical trials referral coordinator at Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Education Center in Rochester, Minn., never imagined she would one day be a patient possibly facing cancer herself. Numbed by the news of being diagnosed with […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5335, breast cancer, Lymphedema, Patient Stories


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