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July 9, 2018

A Sister’s Love Saves A Life

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As a lifelong smoker, Sue Franken had resigned herself to the unhealthy habit. But that changed when Sue followed through on a promise she made to her sister.

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Tags: CT scan, Dr. David Midthun, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Screening, Nicotine Dependence Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, thoracic surgery, varenicline


August 25, 2017

Pushing Forward Despite a Serious Lung Condition

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Being diagnosed with a rare, incurable lung disease, known as LAM, has slowed Angela Tewksbury down, but she’s not out. By sharing her story, the Mayo Clinic microbiologist hopes to shed light on this uncommon disorder, so others can get prompt diagnosis and treatment.

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Tags: Dr. Jay Ryu, Dr. Ramachandra Sista, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thoracic Diseases


April 21, 2017

Patience and Persistence Propel Patient Through Double-Lung Transplant

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Steve Shank knows what it’s like to face an uphill climb. Despite being legally blind and affected by albinism, he has been an avid bicyclist for years, competing in 100-mile rides on the rolling hills of Iowa.

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Tags: Dr. Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Lung Transplant Program, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


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