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March 8, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Innovative Imaging Charts Course to Successful Cancer Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Bruce McVety’s prostate cancer returned after a seven-year remission, his doctor suggested he go to Mayo Clinic to receive a test that wasn’t available locally. Bruce listened. Today, after comprehensive treatment, the cancer is undetectable, and Bruce is grateful for his renewed health.

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Tags: Choline C-11 PET scan, Dr. C. Richard Choo, Dr. Eugene Kwon, Prostate Cancer, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology, Urology


December 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment

New Imaging Technology Inspires One Couple to Invest in Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After John Sullivan experienced the benefits of a Choline C-11 PET scan when he had a recurrence of prostate cancer, he and his fiancée, Sheri Butler, were motivated to become benefactors and advocates for the expansion of Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

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Tags: Dr. Eugene Kwon, Dr. Val Lowe, Dr. Winston Tan, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Prostate Cancer


August 2, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Tree Farmer’s Passion for the Outdoors Thrives Thanks to Palliative Care Team

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Roger Conklin has a passion for being outdoors. A tree farmer for more than 50 years, Roger looks forward to the changing seasons and experiencing the cycle of planting, growing and harvesting. Over the last two decades, however, health concerns have made his outdoor activities more challenging. During that time, Roger has undergone hip and […]

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Tags: Hip replacement, Knee Replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System, Palliative care, Prostate Cancer


October 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Orchestrating Cancer Treatment Not An Obstacle For International Musician

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Alvaro Gomez knows people in several continents and has access to health care in the U.S., Chile and Europe. When the Central Florida resident faced a prostate cancer diagnosis, he polled his acquaintances and doctors near and far and came up with one answer: Mayo Clinic. “I was fortunate that after taking into account the […]

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Tags: Central Florida, Dr. Wehle, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, minimally invasive surgery, Orlando, Prostate Cancer, prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery


September 24, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Overcoming the Hospital ‘Fear Factor’ to Catch Cancer Early

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Michael Tessmer got out of his parents’ car and stared at the hospital building before him. His parents had brought him to a hospital in his home state of Iowa for the first of 14 surgeries to repair a cleft palate. Each time, young Michael would be dropped off on the front steps of the […]

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Tags: Dr. Matthew Tollefsun, Dr. Michael Price, Dr. Nancy Erickson, Mayo Clinic Health System, Men's Health, Prostate Cancer


January 17, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. “Every time I […]

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5268, 5335, 5336, Canada, early diagnosis, Executive Health Program, John Henderson, Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer


December 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Prostate cancer treated with robotic surgical system

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Diagnosed with prostate cancer at a relatively young age, Dr. Randall Minion chose robotic surgery as the best way to maintain his full, active lifestyle. Read Randall’s story.

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5158, 5183, 5327, 5335, 5420, Dr. Igor Frank, Prostate Cancer, Randall Minion M.D., Robotic Surgery


August 9, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Now hear this: There is life after cancer

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

A radio and television broadcaster whose career has spanned more than four decades, Mort Crim has spent a lifetime telling other people’s stories. But in retirement, Crim, who was Paul Harvey’s permanent vacation fill-in and the voice of ABC Radio during the first moon landing, is telling his own story — about surviving cancer and […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 2391, 5279, 5334, Colon Cancer, Mort Crim, Prostate Cancer


September 17, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Understanding Prostate Cancer

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943 (@Anonymous5943)

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 192,000 new cases of prostate cancer and more than 27,000 deaths resulting from the disease will occur during 2009. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer, Tan


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