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Florida Women Get By With a Little Help From Their Friendship (and Mayo Clinic)

October 22, 2019

Florida Women Get By With a Little Help From Their Friendship (and Mayo Clinic)

By In the Loop In the Loop

Lisa Kosak and Jan Chnupa met by chance on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, but the two became fast friends and now offer each other support as they face chronic health conditions.

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Tags: Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, Asthma, Breast Cancer, Dr. Daniel Macklin, Dr. Jorge Mallea, Dr. Paul Young, Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, fibromyalgia, lung valves, Mayo Clinic in Florida


Sailing to Hope Survivorship Breakfast Provides Comfort and Connection

October 15, 2019

Sailing to Hope Survivorship Breakfast Provides Comfort and Connection

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mayo Clinic’s Sailing to Hope Survivorship breakfast gives breast cancer patients and survivors the opportunity to connect, heal, and look to the future.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Keith Knutson, Dr. Saranya Chumsri


Cancer Patient Flash-Mobs Her Way Out of Chemo

August 29, 2019

Cancer Patient Flash-Mobs Her Way Out of Chemo

By In the Loop In the Loop

Jean Hastings had always wanted to be a part of a flash mob, and finishing chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic seemed like just the right time to make it happen.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


From Colleagues to Friends to Breast Cancer Survivors

March 21, 2019

From Colleagues to Friends to Breast Cancer Survivors

By In the Loop In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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


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