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February 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Yields Outstanding Outcome

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Rita Krueger found out she had pancreatic cancer, the outlook seemed bleak. Then she met a Mayo Clinic physician who was willing to go beyond the standard treatment to achieve remarkable results.

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Tags: Biopsy, chemotherapy, CT scan, diabetes, Dr. Mark Truty, Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MRI, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, PET scan


June 2, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Innovative Radiation Treatment Slows Liver Cancer’s Progression

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Diagnosed with advanced liver cancer, Mark Turnbull had few treatment options. But physicians at Mayo Clinic Health System offered a unique approach to radiation therapy that slowed the cancer’s growth and extended Mark’s life expectancy.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy McBride, liver cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, radiation therapy


November 3, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Routine Exam Leads to Successful Tonsil Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Gary Pearson went in for a routine physical required by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to maintain his commercial driving privileges, he left with much more than a renewed driver’s license. The 58-year-old departed his appointment with an urgent directive from the nurse practitioner that examined him to see his primary care doctor. The […]

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Tags: Claudia Swanton, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, otorhinolaryngology, Preventive Medicine, radiation therapy


September 10, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Persevering Through Brain Cancer, Travis McGinnis Remains Upbeat and Optimistic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Travis McGinnis was just 30 years old when an insidious cancer was discovered in his brain. It had been growing there for some time, he says — his physicians estimated between five and 10 years. Had the stage-three oligoastrocytoma not been detected when it was, Travis would have likely lost his life. As it happened, […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Glioma, Hope Lodge, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, oligoastrocytoma, radiation therapy


May 31, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Physician Is One of the First Proton Beam Patients in Arizona

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

People often don’t hear the phrase, “You are the most important person in my life today,” especially from those other than family. However, Leslie Milde, M.D., has heard it often — from her patients. She is well aware of the significance of her role in the operating room, and the apprehension felt by patients about […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Dr. Leslie Milde, Dr. Naresh Patel, Dr. Sujay Vora, oncology, Proton Beam Therapy, radiation therapy, Spinal Meningioma


January 8, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Richard Rubenstein: Overcoming Rectal Cancer

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

A routine colonoscopy in 2007 saved Richard Rubenstein’s life. Richard, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Ariz., had expected to receive a clean bill of health, especially since he had no alarming symptoms or any family history of colorectal malignancies. Instead he received shocking news – he had stage 3 rectal cancer. Richard decided to pursue his […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 3779, 5279, 5315, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal surgery


January 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Ginette’s Top Tips for Breast Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

Ginette Weiner began her fight against breast cancer in 2008, and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She is a patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and under the ongoing care of Donald Northfelt, M.D. She brings a fresh, honest and engaging perspective to patients and their loved ones with the following advice for breast cancer patients and their families. Advice for Loved Ones 1.  Do not tell […]

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Tags: 2375, 3640, 3719, 4728, 4729, 5315, 5335, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Donald Northfelt


October 14, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Antoinette Benevento: Battling Breast Cancer One Day at a Time

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

Joy, music, vibrancy and energy. Antoinette Benevento embraces the gifts of dance and shares how lessons learned as a professional dancer prepared her for her biggest challenge ahead. In December of 2010, Antoinette discovered a large lump in her breast. Alarmed by her finding, she quickly sought medical care and was told it was benign. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3719, 3720, 4728, 5270, 5279, 5333, Antoinette Benevento, Arizona, Barbara Pockaj, breast cancer


May 31, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Dorylee Baez lives fearlessly. Whether flying down a zip line or organizing a pancreatic cancer patient group in Puerto Rico, she plunges into life with zest. The 31-year-old academic advisor at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is known as someone who is tenacious, overcoming whatever obstacles get in her way to achieve and […]

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Tags: 2246, 2250, 2254, 3719, 3723, 5150, 5275, 5279, 5334, chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, FL


December 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Scuba diving and fine dining are still on the menu for Miami man with neck cancer

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery put Miami scuba diver back in the water.

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Tags: 1136, 5276, 5279, 5315, 5335, cancer treatment, John Saviano, Mayo Clinic, radiation therapy, tonsil tumor


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