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January 23, 2022

A third chance for a young breast cancer patient

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Breast cancer does not discriminate ― a truth that a young Florida woman knows three times over. While in college, Jessica Florence found a lump on her right breast. The 21-year-old initially did not believe what she found was serious until she was in pain and experiencing other symptoms. “When I think of breast cancer, […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Sabrina Sahni, Jessica Florence, Mayo Clinic in Florida


January 13, 2022

Glimmer of Hope: Gregor Heinrich

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

While Gregor Heinrich never could have imagined that testicular cancer was related to his problems with vision and gait, learning he was positive for KLHL11 protein biomarkers meant he could receive treatment for both the cancer and the illness behind it. When Gregor Heinrich visited Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, in November 2019 seeking a second […]

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Tags: Dr. Divyanshu Dubey, Dr. John Mills, Dr. Sean PIttock, Dr. Sebastian Lopez, Gregor Heinrich, KLHL11, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, neurology, Testicular Cancer


December 16, 2021

Providing inspiration following cancer diagnosis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For Kelly McDonell, the pain began in January 2020. The 49-year-old teacher and mother of two, knew something was amiss. A scan identified several lesions on her spleen, although McDonell’s physician was not too worried. Soon, McDonell found herself at the emergency room “in the worst pain ever,” she says. “I thought my spleen had […]

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Tags: diffused large b cell lymphoma, Kelly McDonell, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida


December 14, 2021

When life throws you lemons…

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Lisa Ayer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, little did she expect that a tiny, yellow candy would be the catalyst to give her hope for the future. “I did not tolerate chemo very well. The taste alone made me sick. But then my sister told me about Lemonheads. They were a godsend,” […]

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Tags: lemonhead delivery, Lisa Ayer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Pancreatic Cancer


August 23, 2019

Comprehensive Cancer Care Leads to a Lifesaving Turn of Events

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Alonzo Chappell was a healthy guy. He had not so much as caught a cold for decades. That changed in a big way when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a diagnosis that led him to Mayo Clinic for an innovative and ultimately lifesaving form of cancer treatment.

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, CAR-T Cell Therapy Program, chemotherapy, Department of Oncology, Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, Dr. Mohamed Kharfan Dabaja, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


July 19, 2019

Living and Breathing His Truth About Organ Donation

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

At 71, Robert thought he was too old to qualify for lung transplantation. Affected by a devastating, rare disease that destroyed his lung function, the Florida retiree had all but given up hope that the illness wouldn’t claim his life — until his Mayo Clinic medical team stepped in and encouraged him to pursue a […]

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Tags: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Augustine Lee, Dr. David Erasmus, Dr. Ian Makey, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Transplant Center


May 7, 2018

Kidney Stone Clinic Helps Kathleen Ryan Overcome a Daunting Health Challenge

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After years of enduring pain from frequently passing kidney stones, Kathleen Ryan now enjoys a better quality of life thanks to cutting-edge imaging technology and a comprehensive treatment plan at Mayo Clinic’s Kidney Stone Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. William Haley, Kidney Stone Clinic, Kidney Stones, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, Nephrology and Hypertension


November 10, 2016

Minimally Invasive Bariatric Procedure Brings Relief, Joy in Food Again

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Stephanie Cortez had been battling the scale for most of her 47 years. Weighing 240 pounds, the Lake Park, Georgia, resident decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2008 in the hopes of losing a hundred pounds. Stephanie made steady progress for the next six years. She adopted and maintained a healthier lifestyle and better […]

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Tags: Dr. Scott Lynch, Dr. Victoria Gomez, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic in Florida


August 12, 2016

Life Beyond A Heart Transplant is Vibrant and Full for Elmo Aquino

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Fifteen years ago, Elmo Aquino, a resident of Orange Park, Florida, was an avid runner. He’d competed in Jacksonville’s Gate River Run, an annual 15-kilometer running event, several times. But one morning in the summer of 2001, his active lifestyle came to an abrupt end when suddenly, while on a treadmill, he found he couldn’t […]

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Tags: Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Dr. Daniel Yip, Dr. Jeffrey Hosenpud, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, transient ischemic attack


December 2, 2014

Still in Wild Water: 150 Years of Healing

By jasonpratt jasonpratt (@jasonpratt)

The sesquicentennial year for both the American Civil War and Mayo Clinic is coming to a close, and before it does, we’d like to use art to show how these two have connections that started over 150 years ago. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was once referred to as “still in wild water” for […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinic150, MayoClinicFL


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