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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


June 29, 2018

A Personalized Approach to Heart Health

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Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn’t know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Alberto Pochettino, Dr. Carolyn Landolfo, Dr. Naser Ammash, Heart valve disease, MayoClinicFL, Medical Genetics


June 27, 2018

Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

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When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Christopher McLeod, Dr. Crystal Bonnichesen, Dr. Joseph Dearani, MayoClinicFL, Tetralogy of Fallot


May 18, 2018

A Healthier Heart and Renewed Zest for Life After Bariatric Surgery

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A host of serious medical concerns were making daily life a challenge for Robert Watts. Comprehensive care at Mayo Clinic helped him tackle each of them and successfully restored his health.

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Tags: bariatric surgery, congestive heart failure, Dr. Jorge Pascual, Dr. Mohamad Yamani, Dr. Steven Bowers, Elaine McComb, MayoClinicFL


May 15, 2018

Timely Stroke Care Allows Frankie Weekley to Keep Celebrating, Look Forward to Daughter’s Wedding

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Frankie Weekley suffered a stroke that could have left her severely debilitated. But prompt access to stroke telemedicine saved Frankie’s life and minimized the effect the stroke had on her health.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Josephine Huang, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Mayo Clinic Care Network, MayoClinicFL, stroke, Telestroke


May 11, 2018

Public Speaker Beats Tenacious Tongue Cancer

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When faced with an alarming diagnosis of tongue cancer that threatened not only her health but also her livelihood, Paulette Walz looked to Mayo Clinic and found the expert care she needed.

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Tags: Dr. Casler, ENT, MayoClinicFL, otorhinolaryngology, tongue, tongue cancer


May 7, 2018

Kidney Stone Clinic Helps Kathleen Ryan Overcome a Daunting Health Challenge

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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


April 26, 2018

Two New Lungs Give One Dad a Chance to Enjoy Fatherhood to its Fullest

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Over time, cystic fibrosis robbed Nicholas Hemmerle of his ability to enjoy active time with his daughter. But after a double lung transplant, he’s breathing easier and ready to have fun again. 

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Tags: Dr. David Erasmus, Dr. Jorge Mallea, Lung transplants, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, MayoClinicFL, organ donation


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


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