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October 25, 2021

‘Sneaky’ cancer spurs mom and daughter to action

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

When Lisa Pitre, a Mayo Clinic speech pathologist from Jacksonville, Florida, went in for a routine mammogram in summer 2019, nothing on her imaging was concerning. By October, though, Lisa was diagnosed with stage 4 invasive lobular carcinoma, an aggressive type of breast cancer. “I learned that 20% of breast cancers are not detected on […]

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Tags: Alyssa Pitre, breast cancer, invasive breast cancer, Lisa Pitre, lobular carcinoma, mammogram, MayoClinicFL

September 29, 2016

A Male Mammogram Brings Relief, Life and Marketing Lessons

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

By Marty Weintraub Editor’s Note: Marty Weintraub, an entrepreneur, author, speaker and musician, came to Mayo Clinic in 2015 for a mammogram after noticing a lump on his chest. He wrote a compelling account of the experience on his blog, and gave us permission to repost his story.  From a San Francisco truffle shop to an upscale St. Paul […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Breast Clinic, Dr. Loni Neal, mammogram

October 10, 2012

Breast Cancer Hits Home Three Times in One Year

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

A mother and her three daughters – all diagnosed with breast cancer. Kathleen O’Brien shares her family’s history battling a disease which eventually took her mother’s life and now has struck three more times. Kathleen and her sisters, Angel and Brenda,  carry the BRCA gene which means they face a much higher risk of developing both […]

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October 27, 2011

My Mayo Story

By Joe Dangor 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

April 3, 2009

Rapid Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Pam’s Story

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

Pam N from Michigan submitted her story via email this week, saying: “I am sharing my Mayo Clinic story with you in hopes that it will help other women who may be diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Inflammatory Breast Cancer is the most aggressive form of breast cancer. So a quick diagnosis and treatment is […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 4050, 5250, 5335, breast cancer, Breast Clinic, Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, mammogram, Mastitis

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