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From Colleagues to Friends to Breast Cancer Survivors

March 21, 2019

From Colleagues to Friends to Breast Cancer Survivors

By In the Loop intheloop

Lindsay Stromback and Melanie Peterson met as colleagues but quickly became friends. That friendship became an invaluable support system when they were diagnosed with breast cancer just months apart from each other.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Jacob Strand, Lindsay Stromback, Mayo Clinic Radio, Melanie Peterson, Tracy McCray


A Vaccine to Prevent Breast Cancer? It's Worth a Shot

November 1, 2018

A Vaccine to Prevent Breast Cancer? It’s Worth a Shot

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo researcher Keith Knutson, Ph.D., is working with colleagues on several vaccines that could not only prevent cancer from recurring, but perhaps keep it from developing in the first place.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Keith Knutson, National Breast Cancer Coalition


Breast Cancer Survivor Continues to (Up) Lift Her Way Through Life

September 27, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Continues to (Up) Lift Her Way Through Life

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Marianne Huebner was relatively new to weightlifting when a biopsy revealed she had breast cancer. But with the help of her care team, she was competing internationally just five months after treatment.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Andrea Cheville, Dr. James Jakub, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Breast Cancer Survivors Head to Italy for International Dragon Boat Festival

July 17, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivors Head to Italy for International Dragon Boat Festival

By In the Loop intheloop

A Jacksonville-based dragon boat racing team made up of breast cancer survivors does most of its paddling locally, but a recent event gave the Mammoglams a reason to take their skills overseas.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Denise Rubin, dragon boat racing, Laura Brown, Mayo Clinic in Florida


After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Standardized Patient Becomes Real Patient

June 28, 2018

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Standardized Patient Becomes Real Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Cat Thisius is used to simulating patient ailments and complaints. That art form, however, quickly turned to real life after Cat was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Breast Clinic, ductal carcinoma in situ, Emergency Department, mastectomy, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center


Breast Cancer Survivor Named Ambassador for Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival

April 19, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Named Ambassador for Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival

By In the Loop intheloop

Debbie Koenig first tried dragon boating as part of a wellness overhaul, but it didn’t take long for her to become a regular. This year, she’s the ambassador for the sport’s Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival.

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Tags: Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival, Breast Cancer, Debbie Koenig, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse


Mother and Daughter With Cancer Find Hope and Healing at Mayo Clinic

April 5, 2018

Mother and Daughter With Cancer Find Hope and Healing at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

When she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Yadira Zepeda learned she likely had just months to live. That was almost 30 years ago. Today, the 70-year-old grandmother credits her survival – and her daughter’s – to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Dr. Candido Rivera, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Mayo Clinic in Florida, multiple myeloma


Colleagues Rally Around One of Their Own During Cancer Battle

April 3, 2018

Colleagues Rally Around One of Their Own During Cancer Battle

By In the Loop intheloop

‘Gigi’ Griggs’ care team became much more than just care providers as she underwent cancer treatment at Mayo Clinic. They became like family and went out of their way to treat her as such.  

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Breast Cancer, Eric Siebeneck, Gevora Griggs, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Cold Cap Therapy Lets Women Keep Their Hair During Treatment

January 16, 2018

Cold Cap Therapy Lets Women Keep Their Hair During Treatment

By In the Loop intheloop

One of the most devastating side effects of breast cancer treatment for many women is losing their hair. A new treatment called cold cap therapy is helping some women eliminate that concern.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Saranya Chumsri, Mayo Clinic in Florida


Her Fight Over, Pam Roe Wants to Give Back to Other Breast Cancer Patients

November 16, 2017

Her Fight Over, Pam Roe Wants to Give Back to Other Breast Cancer Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

One year ago, Pam Roe had life right where she wanted it. But after being diagnosed with breast cancer and enduring months of treatment, she’s now on a new mission — to give back.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, invasive lobular carcinoma, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Proton Beam Therapy


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