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Breast Cancer Diagnosis Brings Woman to Mayo; Care Team Keeps Her Coming Back

October 12, 2017

Breast Cancer Diagnosis Brings Woman to Mayo; Care Team Keeps Her Coming Back

By In the Loop intheloop

After she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Elizabeth Vines sought a second opinion — and eventually, treatment — at Mayo Clinic. “I was looking for a miracle,” Elizabeth says.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Dr. Raman Mahabir, Dr. Richard Gray, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


March 21, 2017

Liver Transplant Patient Helps Set New Nighttime Skydiving Record

By In the Loop intheloop

  A funny thing happened the other day as we were flipping through the January 2017 issue of Parachutist, the official magazine of the U.S. Parachute Association. (We’re behind in our reading but trying to pick up velocity.) A familiar name and face greeted us: Steve Woodford, a liver transplant patient featured in a Sharing […]

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Tags: Bile duct cancer, Breast Cancer, Hepatitis, liver transplant


February 21, 2017

Crossing the Finish Line With Friends, Family and a Focus on the Positive

By In the Loop intheloop

“Attitude is everything” is the Livezey family motto. It’s printed on T-shirts and pink bracelets the family wears to honor and encourage one of their own, Hollis Livezey Youngner, as she receives treatment for breast cancer. And those three words have helped Hollis persevere since her diagnosis five years ago. They also recently helped her […]

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Breast Cancer, Dr. John Moss


January 26, 2017

For This Runner, the Race to Finish Breast Cancer is Personal

By In the Loop intheloop

Last February, Hollis Livezey Youngner stood at the end of the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, cheering (and crying) as she watched many of her friends and family members cross the finish line of a race they’d run in her honor. “I was a bundle of emotions,” Hollis tells us. “It was the most […]

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Breast Cancer


December 29, 2016

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, History Teacher Finds New Hope

By In the Loop intheloop

Last year, while being treated for a recurrence of the melanoma she was first diagnosed with in 2003, Sandy Morse felt a small lump in one of her breasts. She mentioned the lump to her surgeon during an appointment, and a biopsy confirmed what the 52-year-old history teacher at Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Melanoma


December 20, 2016

Quick Action on Aggressive Breast Cancer Gives Young Mom Hope for a Future

By In the Loop intheloop

The holidays this year are bound to be a little extra merry for one young mother in Vancouver, British Columbia. Two years ago, after she found a small breast lump that quickly grew in size, doctors told her she may not see many more Christmas seasons. “The day I went in and had a diagnostic […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Dr. Richard Gray


September 13, 2016

Mayo Physical Therapist Goes Rim2Rim Across Grand Canyon with Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Kristin Salzman first met Jenny Kollasch, a physical therapist at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, after experiencing discomfort following one of several surgeries she underwent as part of her stage IIIA breast cancer treatment. “I couldn’t lay back, I was hurting so badly,” Kristin says. “So someone suggested I go to physical therapy, and that’s when […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Grand Canyon, Jenny Kollach, Physical Therapy


May 10, 2016

‘Hope Journals’ a Gift From One Breast Cancer Patient to Others

By In the Loop intheloop

Pat Popovic is a dedicated scrapbooker. She’s chronicled each year of her life with her husband, Dave, and often gives scrapbooks as gifts to friends and family. So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, it seemed natural for her to create a “scrapbook” of a different sort. “I made myself a journal where I […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health, Susan Kane


February 23, 2016

26.2 with Donna Winner Gives Wife Sweetest Valentine’s Day Gift

By In the Loop intheloop

For Marc and Christina Burget, Valentine’s Day 2016 is one for the books. Or the movie screen. Or maybe both. As The Florida Times Union tells it, “No one could have written a more memorable Valentine’s Day script.” The Jacksonville couple have been married 17 years and usually mark the holiday by going out to […]

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Breast Cancer, marathon


February 11, 2016

Race to Finish Breast Cancer is Personal for Mayo Clinic Staffer and Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

On Sunday, Feb. 14, while romantics celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate and flowers, 10,000 or so runners will show their love in a different way: by hitting the pavement as part of the 26.2 with Donna, the race to finish breast cancer. Among them, just as she has been each year since the race began […]

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Breast Cancer, Kristi Pritchett, marathon, research


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