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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


April 18, 2018

Complex Surgery Saves a Life and a Lung

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Ken Settlemire’s lung cancer care at Mayo Clinic involved an intricate surgical procedure that eliminated the cancer while removing the smallest amount of lung tissue necessary.

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Tags: Dr. Ian Makey, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Pulmonary Medicine


March 23, 2018

Shocking Diagnosis Leads to a New Focus on Joy

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Andrea Borg was stunned to learn she had a life-threatening form of leukemia. But she persevered through demanding treatment regimens that ultimately put her cancer in remission. Today Andrea is focused on supporting others going through similar health challenges. 

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Tags: acute myelogenous leukemia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, stem cell transplant


March 19, 2018

Pastor Gets Individualized Cancer Treatment Through Mayo Clinic Care Network

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Andrew McFadden wasn’t sure what to do when he found out he had a rare and aggressive form of cancer. But working together through a unique partnership, his physicians helped him develop a treatment plan and find a way to move forward.

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Tags: Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Care Network, MayoClinicFL, Neuroendocrine tumor


February 28, 2018

Light at the End of the Tunnel After Proton Beam Therapy

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Intensive treatment for brain cancer has given Nicholas Sloan the opportunity to continue exploring and enjoying life’s adventures. 

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Alyx Porter, Dr. Bernard Bendok, Dr. Maciej Mrugala, Dr. Terence Sio, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Proton Beam Therapy


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, MayoClinicFL, multiple myeloma


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