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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 In the Loop

‘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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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


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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

  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 In the Loop

“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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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


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