March 14, 2022
Proton beam therapy benefits patients with tumors located next to critical organs with potentially fewer severe side effects and complications, compared to other forms of radiation therapy. This is especially important for children with cancer ― children like 3-year-old Rhett Flaten who in May became the 5,000th patient to receive the cutting-edge treatment since the […]
August 9, 2019
Kaidra Froelich was terrified by the brain cancer diagnosis that brought her to Mayo Clinic. But her expert surgical team got rid of the tumor. Then the disease came back. Now Kaidra and her Mayo team are determined to beat the cancer a second time as her family and friends rally around her.
September 25, 2018
After being plagued by mysterious symptoms for more than a year, Richard Uihlein was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told nothing could be done about it. Undeterred, he went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There he found a way forward after all.
July 18, 2018
When a lump on his neck turned out to be cancer, Lee Dueringer and his care team at Mayo Clinic embarked on a comprehensive treatment plan that quelled the disease without significantly disrupting his life.
April 5, 2018
Battling a brain tumor was made a little easier for Airick Amaya and his family when they found out he could receive proton beam therapy close to home, surrounded by his loved ones each day.
February 28, 2018
Intensive treatment for brain cancer has given Nicholas Sloan the opportunity to continue exploring and enjoying life’s adventures.
January 15, 2018
It was a long road through proton beam therapy for 14-year-old Octavio Moreno Lara. But compassionate care from his Mayo Clinic team, coupled with some fun events, lightened the mood along the way.
Tags: Proton Beam Therapy
July 12, 2017
A frightening diagnosis of mesothelioma brought Sally Kirkvold to Mayo Clinic. To her great relief, the prompt and thorough care she received put the cancer into remission, allowing her to turn her attention back to normal life.
October 11, 2016
When he was born 13 years ago, Connor Johnson was a “miracle baby,’ according to his parents. Kathleen and Curtiss Johnson had struggled for years to become and stay pregnant. They had given up hope, when they discovered they were nearly four months along. The miracle of Connor’s life took on new poignancy in the […]
August 31, 2016
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 […]