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November 20th, 2017

Exacting Surgery Eliminates a Pilot’s Melanoma

By 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 22nd, 2016

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

By 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 26th, 2015

Clinical Trial Testing Virus Therapy Gives New Hope to Melanoma Patient

By 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 6th, 2014

Immunotherapy Puts the Brakes on Cancer for Melanoma Patient

By 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 24th, 2013

Why I’m Now Practicing ‘Safe Sun’

By 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 5th, 2012

My 30-Year Journey with Mayo

By 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 22nd, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4

By 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 21st, 2011

Melanoma can Happen to Anyone

By 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, Caitlyn Potter, Cancer, melanoma


August 13th, 2010

Mayo Clinic made it possible for my grandchild to have a grandmother

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Where do I start in my cancer journey?? I guess at the beginning!! It all started with a “bump” on the inside of my ankle that I ignored because it was the same color as my skin and didn’t hurt. But as weeks went by, it started to grow. I still didn’t think much of […]

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Tags: 1136, 3037, 5263, 5279, 5333, Cancer, melanoma, Patient Story


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