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January 23, 2018

Tailored Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Yields Ideal Results

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When Diane Thompson came to Mayo Clinic diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she believed the time she had left to live was limited. But to her surprise, the individualized treatment she received put her cancer in remission.

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Tags: Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


December 18, 2017

New Imaging Technology Inspires One Couple to Invest in Mayo Clinic

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After John Sullivan experienced the benefits of a Choline C-11 PET scan when he had a recurrence of prostate cancer, he and his fiancée, Sheri Butler, were motivated to become benefactors and advocates for the expansion of Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

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Tags: Dr. Eugene Kwon, Dr. Val Lowe, Dr. Winston Tan, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prostate Cancer


December 14, 2017

Relishing Motherhood After Battling Advanced Breast Cancer

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When she found out her breast cancer had come back, Luciana Farfalli, M.D., faced an uncertain future. But care at Mayo Clinic put the cancer in remission and allowed her to turn her attention back to the family she adores.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. James Jakub, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


November 27, 2017

Finding Blessings in My Battle With Leukemia

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Janie Magruder reflects on her cancer diagnosis and treatment, including a crucial stem cell donation from an unlikely source that helped to save her life.

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Tags: acute myelogenous leukemia, Dr. Jeanne Palmer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, stem cell transplant


June 20, 2017

Advanced Cancer Is No Match for 80-Year-Old Dynamo

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Comprehensive treatment at Mayo Clinic, coupled with a can-do attitude, helps Nanci Sills navigate a difficult cancer diagnosis.

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Tags: Anal cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


June 6, 2017

From Employee to Patient After Startling Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

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After receiving a surprising diagnosis, Patty Brown navigated her multiple myeloma treatment with support, guidance and care from her Mayo Clinic team — and a few pancakes.

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


June 2, 2017

Innovative Radiation Treatment Slows Liver Cancer’s Progression

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Diagnosed with advanced liver cancer, Mark Turnbull had few treatment options. But physicians at Mayo Clinic Health System offered a unique approach to radiation therapy that slowed the cancer’s growth and extended Mark’s life expectancy.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy McBride, liver cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, radiation therapy


May 5, 2017

Aggressive Treatment Turns the Tide in Taylor Overby’s Fight Against Colon Cancer

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Despite repeated treatment, Taylor Overby’s colon cancer kept coming back. Then the 25-year-old’s care team at Mayo Clinic offered her a unique surgical option, and that has made a world of difference. 

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 1, 2017

Wife, Mother and Nurse Gains a New Title — Brain Cancer Survivor

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A Mayo Clinic oncology nurse, Nicole Barlanti knew how tough cancer could be. What she didn’t know was that she’d have to face it firsthand, while she was still in her 20s. Here’s Nicole’s story, in her own words.

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Ron Reimer, glioblastoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nicole Barlanti


April 11, 2017

Cancer Care Inspires Kim DeBolt to Join the Mayo Clinic Team

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It was a quiet, rainy morning in 2002 at the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota. Kim DeBolt was staying at the hospitality house while recovering from a stem cell transplant at Mayo Clinic to treat acute myelogenous leukemia.

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Tags: acute myelogenous leukemia, Dr. Mark Litzow, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, stem cell transplant


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