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August 14, 2019

From Tumor to Toddler: A Montana Man’s Path to Fatherhood

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

As a newlywed couple trying to have a baby, Derin and Sandra Gebhardt were anxious and worried when they failed to conceive. But Mayo Clinic surgeons provided new hope after successfully removing a tumor near Derin’s brain that was the cause of their infertility and the root of his other health problems.

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Tags: Dr. Bernard Bendok, Dr. Devyani Lal, pituitary tumor

August 31, 2016

After Treatment for Pituitary Tumor, Pastry Chef is Ready for Sweet Smell of Ordinary Life

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Jessie Brenholt is a certified pastry chef who would like to open a bakery one day. “If the ingredients were free, I’d give out cakes to everyone,” she says. For a while, the 23-year-old’s dream seemed to be in jeopardy. After months of being sick with weight loss, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and vision problems, Jessie […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, pituitary tumor, Proton Beam Therapy

October 28, 2009

Finding Dr. Right

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

Brenda Bonds, a Mayo Clinic patient from Wisconsin, shared this story recently via email. To share your story, click here for options. Pain is a fascinating phenomenon. The stronger it gets, the more it steals your life away. And I was clinging to mine. But four years earlier, a few random pains were only a […]

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Tags: 3018, 5292, 5335, Patient Story, pituitary tumor, Wisconsin

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