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Brain Surgery Helps Birth Couple's First Child

June 27, 2019

Brain Surgery Helps Birth Couple’s First Child

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Newlyweds Derin and Sandra Gebhardt had tried everything in their power to have a child, but the reason for their conception troubles wasn’t something they could control.

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Dr. Bernard Bendok, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, neurosurgery


Nurses Rally Around Colleague Diagnosed With Cancer

May 1, 2018

Nurses Rally Around Colleague Diagnosed With Cancer

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Greg Redmond and his family faced a number of uncertainties after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. But one thing was clear: his colleagues wouldn’t let the Redmonds go through it alone.

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Tags: Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Values Council, Michelle Redmond


Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

June 1, 2017

Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

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When 4-year-old Sam Davidson first came to Mayo Clinic for proton beam therapy treatments, he was understandably scared. But before long, Sam was happily peddling through the halls on the way to his appointments.

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Anita Mahajan, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Randy Mc Keeman


March 28, 2017

Bear Hunt Reunites Young Cancer Patient and His Furry Friend

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Social media can bring out the worst in people. But it can also bring out the best, as it did last week when it helped reunite 5-year-old Aiden Remme with his beloved teddy bear, Tedz. Aiden’s furry friend has been with him through every step of his treatment for a brain tumor at Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Dr. David Daniels, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Oncology, Scott Gulbranson


June 9, 2016

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

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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


November 5, 2015

Vito Rings the Bell, Ready for Next Act

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Nicole Skaro knew something wasn’t right when the Emergency Department physician came in a fourth time to look at photos she’d taken of her young son, Vito. In the images, he was looking out of the corner of his eyes and holding his head in what she describes as “unnatural, weird” positions. Doctors initially thought […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Medulloblastoma, Proton Beam


June 3, 2014

A journey through brain cancer

By In the Loop In the Loop

For the first 29 years of his life, Mark Chrudimsky hardly had a care in the world. Then, on Valentine’s Day in 2004, he suffered a seizure that a CT scan later revealed had been caused by a tumor “the size of a fist” hidden on the left frontal lobe of his brain. Mark spent […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Dr. Nadia Laack, neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology


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