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April 5, 2019

Difficult Diagnosis Inspires Corinne Berg to Empower Others

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Corinne Berg was a little girl when she saw firsthand the devastating effects that breast cancer had on her family. Read the story of how Berg learned of her own risk for breast cancer and how she has used that experience to educate herself and others.

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Tags: BRCA mutation, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Familial Cancer Program


March 27, 2019

New Outlook, New Career Path After Beating Colon Cancer

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In April 2018, Evan Beard received the shocking news that he had colon cancer. Evan’s local doctor referred him to Mayo Clinic where a multidisciplinary team and the right combination of chemotherapy and surgery made it possible for the young father to beat his daunting diagnosis.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Dorin Colibaseanu, Dr. Kristopher Croome, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Mangurian Building, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


March 22, 2019

Surviving Cervical Cancer, Sharing Her Story

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When Lena Spotleson sought treatment for unexplained stomach pain, the 26-year-old was shocked to learn she had late-stage cervical cancer. But the aggressive treatment Lena received at Mayo Clinic eliminated the cancer. Now, in an effort to help others, she’s sharing her perspective on being a cancer survivor.

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Tags: Cervical cancer, Dr. Harshita Paripati, Dr. Javier Magrina, Dr. Sujay Vora, Gynecologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


February 11, 2019

A Lifetime of Gratitude for Lifesaving Cancer Care

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Thirty years ago, Brad Morris’ life came to a grinding halt when a rare, life-threatening tumor was found in his chest. Hoping for the best possible outcome, Brad sought care at Mayo Clinic, where he found expert oncology and surgical teams that gave him a chance at survival.

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Tags: Dr. Patrick Burch, Dr. Victor Trastek, Germ cell tumor, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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


August 31, 2018

Colon Cancer Treatment Provides More Time to Celebrate the Everyday

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Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, Amy Figgs was told there was little that could be done. Unwilling to accept that, Amy sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. There her care team crafted a treatment plan that has renewed her hope for the future.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Amit Merchea, Dr. Justin Burns, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL


August 24, 2018

Envisioning a Future Without Breast Cancer

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With coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team and participation in a research clinical trial, Stacy Hanson is successfully combating a daunting breast cancer diagnosis.

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Tags: breast cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, Dr. Tri Dinh, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health


August 20, 2018

3D Modeling Powers Innovation in Patient Care

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Thanks to a titanium implant constructed with 3D modeling technology, Isaac Garcia has moved past his diagnosis of bone cancer and is back to enjoying an active life with his family.

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Tags: 3D Anatomic Modeling Lab, 3d printing, Anatomical modeling, bone cancer, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Christopher Beauchamp, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


July 5, 2018

Flashback: 1968 — 50 Years Later, a Legacy of Caring Support Lives On

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For 50 years, the Bernard H. van der Steen Trust has helped ease the financial burden of cancer patients in need at Mayo Clinic

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Tags: CANCER RESEARCH, Charitable care, Dr. Eddie Greene, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Sister Lauren Weinandt, Sisters of Saint Francis


June 6, 2018

Living in the Present, Grateful for Life

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Buoyed by her Mayo Clinic care team, Kellie Leasure, a 48-year-old mother of four living with metastatic breast cancer, embraces each day.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Ian Parney, Dr. Michelle Clarke, Dr. Peter Rose, Dr. Timothy Hobday, HER2-positive breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Metastatic breast cancer


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