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January 3, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

By CSMMayo 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


October 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Male Breast Cancer – Henry’s Story

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

Henry Corral had always enjoyed a full life in Arizona – staying fit, spending time with his family and working in the high tech industry.  In March of 2011, his life turned upside down. He received a diagnosis that few men expect to hear – breast cancer. The incidence of male breast cancer is rare […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5279, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, Henry Corral, hormone therapy, male breast cancer, mastectomy, Mayo Clinic, oncology


August 13, 2012 · 14 Comments

To Life (again) as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

I’m walking a fine line between jubilation and anxiety. As a two-time ovarian cancer survivor, I’m nearing the anniversary of my recurrence. Although I feel fine, this type of cancer isn’t the most accommodating. My nerves always manage to creep up on my dates with the ‘gists – in my case, the oncologist and gynecologist, which […]

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Tags: 1136, 2386, 5279, 5335, Florida, gynecology, MayoClinicFL, oncology, Ovarian Cancer


March 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Joey’s Hope – Part 4 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Previously: “Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4”, “Joey’s Hope – Part 2 of 4”, and “Joey’s Hope – Part 3 of 4” …Because this was an exciting brand new medication the local news station interviewed Joel several times throughout the twelve week treatment period. The video clips of the news stories, where Joel and […]

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Tags: 1136, 5279, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, Cancer, Joel Saunders, Joey, Kimberly Saunders, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, oncology


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


September 13, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Trial Lawyer Treated for Cancer on Vocal Cords

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Jim Zloch is a trial lawyer from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was diagnosed in Florida for cancer on his vocal cords. He sought a second opinion and ultimately, treatment at Mayo Clinic in 2006. Jim talks about going through six weeks of radiation treatment and seeing both Dr. Kerry Olsen and Dr. Robert Foote. He […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3723, 5267, 5279, 5315, 5335, Cancer, Florida, Jim Zloch, Kerry Olsen, lawyer


August 24, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 2 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

by Patricia Wagner In this entry, I’ll talk about how the disease started and a look into how I was affected. Bear in mind that every case is different and you shouldn’t conclude that you’ll go through the same things I have. My case, in fact, is more dramatic than most. I first suspected that […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, myelofibrosis, oncology


August 16, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Beads of Courage

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

We are proud to say that the Pediatric Oncology Nurses/Nurse Practitioners implemented the Beads of Courage Program at Mayo Clinic using money received from the Kids Cup in 2008.  The program is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families dealing with a serious illness.  The children tell their story of treatment […]

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Tags: 1136, 5306, 5335, Beads of Courage, Cancer, Donna Betcher, Julia Gourde, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic, oncology, pediatric


October 12, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Celebrating a 5-year milestone after breast cancer diagnosis

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Julie Janovsky-Mason (@julie janovsky-mason)

Pansy Parker of Goodyear, Ariz., has been celebrating her cancer-free “five-year-mark” with a little partying and a lot of faith. “I just thank God so much for the five-year benchmark,” said the ebullient 73-year-old, who threw a party and invited her Mayo treatment team to celebrate her five-year survivorship. “For patients, the five-year mark is […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 5250, 5279, 5333, Arizona, breast cancer, Gray, Mayo Clinic, Northfelt


June 15, 2009 · Leave a Comment

“Mayo is where I go to get well”

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

Editor’s note: This story was submitted by Sheila Robb, a Mayo Clinic patient from Minneapolis. I was at Mayo a couple of months ago to start planning for a new treatment. The breast cancer that had metastasized 2 ½ years ago in my lymph system responded well to the Xeloda I had been on but […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 4728, 5159, 5279, 5335, Cancer, Mayo Clinic, oncology, radiation, Stereotactic


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