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October 17, 2018

Living to the Fullest With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

A diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer sent shock waves through Michelle Messer’s world. But prompt treatment and a comprehensive care plan have seen her through. Now five years after that initial diagnosis, Michelle is savoring each day.

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Tags: Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center, Dr. Carrie Langstraat, Dr. Francis Nichols, Dr. Sandeep Basu, Dr. Suzette Peltier, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Ovarian Cancer

November 5, 2015

Gut Feeling, Being in Right Place May Have Saved Lynn Witherspoon

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

When Lynn Witherspoon was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to move quickly. And she wanted to move to a place she felt would give her the care she needed. So she and her husband moved from their home in North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida, to be near Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. “We live in […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Matthew Robertson III, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, Dr. Saranya Chumsri, Florida Campus, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, lumpectomy, Ovarian Cancer

June 1, 2014

What makes a cancer survivor?

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss

  June 1 is designated National Cancer Survivor Day – a time to celebrate those living with cancer. It seems ironic, though, for one day to be called out as cancer survivor’s day. Let’s be honest – once you receive a diagnosis of cancer, regardless of what kind, every day is essentially survivor’s day. As a two-time ovarian cancer patient, I […]

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Tags: Cancer Center, CANCER RESEARCH, cindy weiss, Ovarian Cancer, survivor, weiss

August 13, 2012

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

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss

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

January 26, 2009

The Extreme Makeover of Viruses

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Editor’s note: This article is from the Winter 2009 issue of the Sharing Mayo Clinic Newsletter. Using the measles virus and gene therapy to treat ovarian cancer Dixie Manley, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was the first human to receive a reengineered measles virus to target her ovarian cancer. In July 2004, she participated in a […]

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Tags: Gene Therapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Measles virus, Ovarian Cancer, Virus Therapy

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