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November 18, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Relieving Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment With Microsurgery

By SharingMayoClinic 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


March 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment

From ‘Shock’ to Hope – Young Woman Shares Her Breast Cancer Journey

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

In her early 30s and with “a wonderful child, wonderful husband and a great career,” Dawn DeCook-Gibson says the last thing she expected was a breast cancer diagnosis. Following the initial shock of the news, Dawn, from Chandler, Arizona, sought out doctors at Mayo Clinic and was guided through her treatment and recovery by Donald […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, breast cancer, Dr. Barbara Pockaj, Dr. Donald Northfelt, mastectomy


October 14, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Antoinette Benevento: Battling Breast Cancer One Day at a Time

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

Joy, music, vibrancy and energy. Antoinette Benevento embraces the gifts of dance and shares how lessons learned as a professional dancer prepared her for her biggest challenge ahead. In December of 2010, Antoinette discovered a large lump in her breast. Alarmed by her finding, she quickly sought medical care and was told it was benign. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 3720, 4728, 5270, 5279, 5333, Antoinette Benevento, Arizona, Barbara Pockaj, breast cancer


December 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment

My 30-Year Journey with Mayo

By MakalaArce 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 24, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Inflammatory Breast Cancer – Suzy’s Story

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

Suzy Underhill’s life took an unexpected turn less than a year ago when she discovered a large lump under her breast. She immediately went to see her gynecologist who recommended that she consult with a specialist. Suzy’s good friend had told her to schedule an appointment at Mayo Clinic and soon after she consulted with […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 4050, 5250, 5333, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Inflammatory Breast Cancer


October 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Male Breast Cancer – Henry’s Story

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

Henry Corral had always enjoyed a full life in Arizona – staying fit, spending time with his family and working in the high tech industry.  In March of 2011, his life turned upside down. He received a diagnosis that few men expect to hear – breast cancer. The incidence of male breast cancer is rare […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5279, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, Henry Corral, hormone therapy, male breast cancer, mastectomy, Mayo Clinic, oncology


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