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August 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Beating Melanoma is a Family Affair for the Devans

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Doug and Byron Devan were diagnosed with melanoma, the son and father turned to Mayo Clinic to help them fight the disease. Their physician recommended innovative immunotherapy treatment, and now both men are in remission.

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Tags: Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program, Dr. Roxana Dronca, melanoma

March 26, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Life-Changing Advice Leads to Prompt Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

John Murphy, a Mayo Clinic Public Affairs specialist, wasn’t expecting his friend and co-worker, Carol Lammers, to remark on an age spot on his forehead, but he’s glad she did.   

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Tags: Dermatology, Dr. Catherine Newman, melanoma, Skin Cancer

November 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Exacting Surgery Eliminates a Pilot’s Melanoma

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Diagnosed with melanoma, Mark Schoonover’s skilled surgical team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire used a precise technique called Mohs surgery to remove all the cancer while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Colgan, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, melanoma, Moh's surgery, Skin Cancer

February 22, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Successful Treatment in a Clinical Trial Means More Celebrations for Bridget Clausen

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Bridget Clausen refers to her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as “the love of my life.” She treasures each of them and is proud to have a great-granddaughter named after her. The joy of a namesake is especially sweet, because when Bridget learned her granddaughter was pregnant, she wasn’t sure she would be here to […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr. Haidong Dong, Dr. Roxana Dronca, Immunotherapy, Keytruda, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, MK-3475, Mole

October 26, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Clinical Trial Testing Virus Therapy Gives New Hope to Melanoma Patient

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti (@pscotti)

A diagnosis of stage IV melanoma can be a frightening prospect, with surgery and chemotherapy often an integral part of the treatment regimen. But Frank Moseley, a Jacksonville, Florida, native with an advanced melanoma diagnosis, was eager to do whatever it takes, even going beyond the norm, to give him the best chance of recovery. […]

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Tags: clinical trial, melanoma

May 6, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Immunotherapy Puts the Brakes on Cancer for Melanoma Patient

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti (@pscotti)

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. And for those patients whose disease has spread beyond its origination site, most treatment options have offered only modest success in controlling the disease. So when James Donaghy of Huntersville, North Carolina, entered a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic in Florida testing the effectiveness of an experimental […]

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Tags: Florida, James Donaghy, MayoClinicFL, melanoma, MK3475, Richard Joseph

July 24, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Why I’m Now Practicing ‘Safe Sun’

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

Summer’s here and I’m ready to be outside. Whether it’s going to the beach, attending sporting events, or just strolling downtown, I’ve been looking forward to having fun in the sun. After all, having grown up in Florida, I love being outside. But after being on the job at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville – which […]

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Tags: 3037, 5263, 5279, 5334, 5426, Cancer, Dermatology, Florida, hematology, MayoClinicFL, melanoma, oncology

December 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment

My 30-Year Journey with Mayo

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

My name is Ardyth Carpenter, and in 1982, I went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, after experiencing a TIA. While there, Mayo’s work up discovered a malignancy in my right breast. I had no ill effects from the “mini-stroke” and the clinic was just a 75 mile drive from my home in Mankato but […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5335, Ardyth Carpenter, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Lymphedema, mastectomy, melanoma

March 22, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

To be told he had melanoma cancer totally shocked Joel Saunders and his family who live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. An auto technician (window installer), Joel was always extremely healthy and rarely called in sick to work. He has been married to Kimberly for 17 years. They have one child, a daughter, Jadyn, who is […]

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Tags: 1136, 3037, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain, Cancer, Daniel Lachance, Joel, Joel Saunders, Kimberly Saunders, lymph node

June 21, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Melanoma can Happen to Anyone

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

By Caitlyn Potter When I was 17, I was diagnosed with stage one skin cancer. My primary care doctor, Dr. Sonia Lenzmeier has been checking my skin since I was 15 years old.  On one of my office visits, she noticed two odd shaped moles in the middle of my upper back. She recommended taking […]

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Tags: 1136, 3036, 5279, 5309, 5333, Cancer, melanoma

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