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October 2nd, 2017

Leah Nelms Feels Like Herself Again After Comprehensive Care for Breast Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

After experiencing serious complications due to cancer treatment, Leah Nelms needed a team of experts who could work together to provide her with wide-ranging care. She found that team at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: breast cancer, Cancer care, Cardiology, Dr. Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, Dr. Antonio Forte, Dr. Ivan Porter, Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Mohamad Yamani, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, nephrology, oncology, Radiation Oncology


August 31st, 2017

‘Blessed With Life,’ Cancer Survivor Vows to Live to the Fullest

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Jane Thomson endured chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to treat cancer once in 2011 and again in 2014. She reflects on the experience with gratitude for her Mayo Clinic care team while anticipating a promising future.

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Tags: Cancer care, Colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Adyr Moss, hematology, oncology, Transplant


May 31st, 2016

Mayo Physician Is One of the First Proton Beam Patients in Arizona

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

People often don’t hear the phrase, “You are the most important person in my life today,” especially from those other than family. However, Leslie Milde, M.D., has heard it often — from her patients. She is well aware of the significance of her role in the operating room, and the apprehension felt by patients about […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Dr. Leslie Milde, Dr. Naresh Patel, Dr. Sujay Vora, oncology, Proton Beam Therapy, radiation therapy, Spinal Meningioma


March 7th, 2014

Knocking “Care Coordination” Out of the Park

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Written by Barry M. Bloom When I arrived at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., that September day almost five years ago, my care for colon cancer was fractured and really a mess. I had suffered through a second bout of the disease, when the cancer jumped from the colon to the lung. After surgery to […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, oncology, Patient Stories


November 4th, 2013

Living for Today: Husband and Wife Battle Lymphoma Together

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

It’s tough for anyone to deal with a cancer diagnosis, especially someone at the age of 18. Todd Blake, a Jacksonville, Fla., native, was just beginning life as a freshman at the University of Florida when he was diagnosed with late-stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a serious form of blood cancer. Fast-forward through countless treatments and multiple […]

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Tags: 3069, 3719, 3739, 5279, 5334, blood cancer, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, chemotherapy, Hodgkins lymphoma, maja blake


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


July 3rd, 2013

Make Good Things Come From Bad

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

During a hospitalization for pneumonia more than 20 years ago in her hometown of Barrington, IL, Ilse Hein received very frightening news: she had multiple myeloma. Initially she understood that she had a skin cancer (a melanoma), though she soon learned that multiple myeloma was actually very different: a complex cancer of the bone marrow. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2248, 2271, 2375, 5275, 5279, 5335, 5336, breast cancer, Cancer, Dr. Patrick Kamath, Dr. Philip Greipp


May 31st, 2013

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Dorylee Baez lives fearlessly. Whether flying down a zip line or organizing a pancreatic cancer patient group in Puerto Rico, she plunges into life with zest. The 31-year-old academic advisor at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is known as someone who is tenacious, overcoming whatever obstacles get in her way to achieve and […]

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Tags: 2246, 2250, 2254, 3719, 3723, 5150, 5275, 5279, 5334, chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, FL


April 3rd, 2013

Mayo’s caring attitude brings hope to patient

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Jim Brooks was vacationing with his family in Spain when suddenly he couldn’t speak for 10 minutes and wound up in the hospital. Jim and his wife Louanne decided together they wanted to return to their Minnesota home and Mayo Clinic. Jim was diagnosed in August 2012 at Mayo Clinic with glioblastoma, stage 4 brain […]

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Tags: 1136, 2871, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trial, Dr. Joon Uhm


January 3rd, 2013

Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Twelve years ago, Ron Wilson woke up with a swollen neck and knew something was very wrong. After visiting his doctor, he learned that his blood counts were off the charts. Consultation with an oncologist revealed shocking news – Ron was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a non-curable but treatable form of blood […]

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Tags: 1136, 2145, 2146, 3100, 3640, 3719, 3740, 3981, 5279, 5334, BMT, Cancer


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