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May 29, 2019

Two Cancers, One Unified Multidisciplinary Care Team

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Joyce Gabbert came to Mayo Clinic for treatment of a rare form of head and neck cancer. But she soon learned that wasn’t the only cancer diagnosis she was facing. At that point, a coordinated care team came together to create a treatment plan that put Joyce on the path to becoming cancer-free.

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Tags: Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Garret Choby, Dr. Katharine Price, Dr. Michael Link, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, head and neck cancer, Head and neck surgery, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, thoracic surgery


January 23, 2019

Close to Her Heart: Rare Tumor Leads to the Right Team at Mayo Clinic

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When Alice Alimurung was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening tumor, she embarked on a hunt for a surgeon with enough expertise to remove the mass. The search led Alice from the Philippines to Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, where she found an experienced surgical team that saved her life.

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Tags: 3D Printing Lab, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Chritopher Reisenauer, Dr. Donald Hagler, Dr. Hartzell Schaff, Dr. Patricia Best, Dr. Rajiv Gulati, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, Paraganglioma, thoracic surgery


December 10, 2018

Amid a Journey Through Cancer, Wedding Bells Ring

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  When Nicole Eisenmann and Mike Loggie became engaged, they held out hope for a dream wedding. When that day was repeatedly postponed due to Nicole’s lengthy cancer treatment, the couple decided to stop planning and embrace the present instead.

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Tags: Dr. Ivy Petersen, Dr. Narjust Duma, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, Dr. Travis Grotz, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology, Sarcoma Tumor Review Board, Soft tissue sarcoma, thoracic surgery


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


January 20, 2016

3-D Print of Patient’s Tumor Helps Surgeons Prepare, Speeds Recovery

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Michael Slag holds in his hands a tumor – or rather a 3-D print of the actual tumor that is growing at the top of his right lung. Doctors are using the 3-D printed model to aid them in planning the complex surgery to remove Michael’s tumor. Mayo Clinic doctors diagnosed Michael with a rare […]

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Tags: 3-D printing, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, lung cancer, thoracic surgery


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