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April 6th, 2017

Medical Student Learns About Life, Love, and Spirituality During ‘Year of Suffering’

By In the Loop intheloop

If you need proof of the old adage “to truly understand something you must experience it first-hand,” look no further than Maggie Cupit-Link. Diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the end of her freshman year of college, Maggie, now a third-year Mayo Clinic School of Medicine student, was uprooted from her life and began a year-long […]

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Tags: Cancer, chemotherapy, Ewing's Sarcoma, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


March 2nd, 2017

Pumpkin Pie and Doing Whatever It Takes for Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

The patient arrived just before Thanksgiving. Diagnosed with end-stage cancer by her local health care providers, she’d come to Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus with the hope that something — anything — could be done to change her fortunes. After exhaustive testing and examination, however, her care team at Mayo confirmed the prognosis. The heart-wrenching news […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr John Noseworthy


January 12th, 2017

Doctor’s Essays on Living (and Dying) Well Get New Life

By In the Loop intheloop

Dave Eitrheim, M.D., wouldn’t let dying stop him from living. After Dr. Eitrheim, a longtime physician at Mayo Clinic Health System — Red Cedar in Menomonie, Wisconsin, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he continued to do what he’d always done. As we wrote previously, that included running marathons and ultramarathons, which had always been an […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr David Eitrheim, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 5th, 2017

Cancer Took Joshua’s Leg, But Not His Smile

By In the Loop intheloop

You can’t help but be captivated by Joshua Adler’s smile. “The kid smiles all the time,” Joshua’s dad, Dave Adler, tells us. “He’s a pretty inspirational little boy.” After hearing Joshua’s story, we can’t help but agree. That story began early last year, when Joshua began experiencing pain in his right leg. The pain was […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr Carola Arndt, Dr Peter Rose, Dr Vilmarie Rodriguez


July 26th, 2016

Ever Singing: Couple Hopes Music Inspired by Cancer Journey Will Inspire Others

By In the Loop intheloop

Music has been a part of Sue and Mike Blair’s story from the beginning. “We’ve been singing together a long time,” Sue tells us. Longer than she’s been a teacher. Longer than Mike has been a pastor. Even longer than the couple — who will celebrate their 36th anniversary in August — have been married. […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr Ivana Micallef, Dr Scott Staford, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Jessica Towns, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Singing


June 9th, 2016

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo (Clinic) and Not Getting Hit by a Gray Bus

By In the Loop intheloop

On May 5, 2016, Carlos Martin del Campo found himself in Rochester, Minnesota. Some might say that Rochester is an unlikely place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but it’s a good place, it turns out, for puns related to the observance. Carlos was, however, “celebrating life” and thinking about writing his story, as he says […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Cancer, neurology


April 21st, 2016

Former Brain Tumor Patient and Biology Professor Has Helping Others Down to a Science

By In the Loop intheloop

In the summer of 2013, Anika Geibel was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumor. She was just 7 1/2 years old. The diagnosis turned her life — and the lives of her family members — upside down. “We had been medically evacuated from Africa (where Anika was born and raised) and nothing seemed […]

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Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


April 19th, 2016

‘This Is Not the Farewell Tour’ Patient Says of Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

By In the Loop intheloop

Imagine receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis at age 47. Now imagine calling that diagnosis “a gift.” That’s how Bonnie Dinneen Hedrick describes her diagnosis with stage 3 multifocal intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in a recent profile in Rochester Magazine. “My life is the best it’s ever been,” she tells the magazine — and adds that she doesn’t […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr Piet de Groen, Dr Rahma Warsame, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


April 5th, 2016

Evan’s Fight — Mayo Patient Becomes Face of ‘Cancer Treatment’s New Direction’

By In the Loop intheloop

If Evan Johnson had his druthers, we’re guessing he wouldn’t have chosen to become the subject of a recent feature story by The Wall Street Journal. The piece chronicles Evan’s cancer treatment journey and the “new directions oncologists are taking with genetic testing” to “find and attack” tumors like his that are resistant to other treatments. […]

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Tags: acute myeloid leukemia, Cancer, Dr Naseema Gangat, Dr Shahrukh Hashmi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Dr Pashtoon Kasi


January 26th, 2016

Nurse, Grandmother, Cancer-Survivor Runs to Inspire Others to ‘Rethink the Impossible’

By In the Loop intheloop

Helene Neville started running after a cancer scare in the mid-1990s. And she hasn’t stopped since. After surviving three brain surgeries (the third, at Mayo Clinic), chemotherapy and radiation, Helene decided to push her body in another way: by running a marathon. She’s run more than 20 since then. And in 2010, she set out […]

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Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System


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