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September 25, 2018

Using Expertise and Teamwork to Tackle a Brain Tumor

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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. 

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Tags: Brain cancer research, Craniopharygioma, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Proton Beam Therapy, Regenerative Medicine


July 18, 2018

Prompt Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Yield Ideal Outcome

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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.

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Tags: Proton Beam Therapy, Salivary gland tumor


April 5, 2018

Arizona Superhero Harnesses the Power of Proton Beams

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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.

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Tags: Dr. Thomas Daniels, Glioblastoma multiforme, Proton Beam Therapy


February 28, 2018

Light at the End of the Tunnel After Proton Beam Therapy

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Intensive treatment for brain cancer has given Nicholas Sloan the opportunity to continue exploring and enjoying life’s adventures. 

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Alyx Porter, Dr. Bernard Bendok, Dr. Maciej Mrugala, Dr. Terence Sio, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Proton Beam Therapy


January 15, 2018

A Poignant Farewell as Teen Wraps up Proton Beam Therapy

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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.

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Tags: Proton Beam Therapy


July 12, 2017

Mesothelioma Patient Finds Complex, Comprehensive Answer

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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.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Helen Ross, Dr. Staci Beamer, Dr. Terence Sio, Medical Oncology, Mesothelioma, Proton Beam Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Village at Mayo Clinic


October 11, 2016

Teen Finds a Positive Way Forward After a Brain Cancer Diagnosis

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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 […]

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Tags: Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, medulloblastoma, Proton Beam Therapy


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


July 23, 2016

‘All We Want Is for Evie to Reach 100 Percent of Her Potential’

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The night before 8-year-old Evie McLeish’s brain surgery, her Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon David Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., told her parents, “I don’t want you to think of this as the end. This is just the beginning of a marathon.” The procedure was the start of Evie’s long-term care plan for treatment of a brain tumor. Along […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. David Daniels, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Medullablastoma, Proton Beam Therapy


June 25, 2016

‘How’d We Get So Lucky?’ — Proton Beam Therapy Available at the Right Time for Jackson

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For two weeks, 14-year-old Jackson Fisher was plagued by headaches, double-vision, nausea and weight loss. His parents, Michelle and Patrick Fisher, weren’t sure what was wrong. But when Jackson came home one evening completely exhausted after lacrosse practice, they decided it was time to find out what was going on. The next day, they took […]

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Tags: Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Nadia Laack, Nancy Heinzelman, Proton Beam Therapy, Randy McKeeman


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