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'Barb's Beanies' Help Cover Cancer Patients in Love and Support

October 8, 2019

‘Barb’s Beanies’ Help Cover Cancer Patients in Love and Support

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Mother-daughter duo Dani and Aleia Johnson originally created their unique head scarves for their mom/grandma, Barb Fisher. The scarves now are part of a care kit for others battling ovarian cancer.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, CT scan, Dani Johnson, Healthy Living Program, Hope Lodge, Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Ovarian Cancer, Ronald McDonald House


Cancer Patient Flash-Mobs Her Way Out of Chemo

August 29, 2019

Cancer Patient Flash-Mobs Her Way Out of Chemo

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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


Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry

July 18, 2019

Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry

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Aja Fisher’s dream of becoming a doctor was put on hold after a leukemia diagnosis. She’s sharing her story to help raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors among minority populations.

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Chemotherapy, Dr. Ernesto Ayala, Dr. James Foran, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic News Network


Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

July 18, 2019

Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

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Just three days into her schooling to become a nurse, Sara Segner switched gears and applied to medical school. Her chosen field is one she’s already quite familiar with.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Dr. Susan Romanski, Lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, pediatrics, Sara Segner


How fruit flies are helping make chemotherapy treatments easier on cancer patients

June 11, 2019

How fruit flies are helping make chemotherapy treatments easier on cancer patients

By In the Loop In the Loop

Fruit flies are an all too common annoyance, but they’re also a powerful new tool for researchers at Mayo Clinic in their quest to make chemotherapy treatments easier on cancer patients.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Discovery's Edge, Dr. Anthony Windebank, Dr. Christopher Groen, Dr. Eugenia Trushina, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Peripheral Neuropathy


Patient's Workout Routine Inspires Those Around Her, Even in Hospital

May 16, 2019

Patient’s Workout Routine Inspires Those Around Her, Even in Hospital

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Penny Pfeiffer has found a way to keep her spirits up while she receives chemotherapy treatment at Mayo: impromptu workout sessions with staff and other patients in the hospital.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Ewing Sarcoma


Leukemia Survivor (and Her Daughter) Use Patient Experience to Help Others

August 21, 2018

Leukemia Survivor (and Her Daughter) Use Patient Experience to Help Others

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Angie Wilson has a story to tell, and it’s one her Mayo doctors hopes will help medical students and trainees understand both the “power and risk” of immune therapies as a cancer treatment.

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chemotherapy, Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, Dr. Saad Kenderian, Encephalitis, Lymphoma, Radiation


Young Cancer Patient: 'I Have Never Once Been Afraid of My Diagnosis'

August 17, 2017

Young Cancer Patient: ‘I Have Never Once Been Afraid of My Diagnosis’

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Kelly Leibold has achieved a great deal in her young life, including serving as head of her hometown chamber of commerce. But most impressive may be her grace in facing a cancer diagnosis.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Medulloblastoma, Proton Beam Therapy


Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient

May 25, 2017

Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop

Superman recently took a break from fighting crime — and washing windows — to touch the life of one very special young cancer patient. 

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Tags: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chemotherapy, Child LIfe Program, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


April 11, 2017

Young Cancer Patient Shows What It Means to Be ‘Hunter Strong’

By In the Loop In the Loop

Lisa Gifford is a mother. She’s also a pediatric nurse. So she knew something wasn’t right with her youngest son, Hunter. “He was having trouble urinating,” Lisa tells us. Initially, she chalked it up to a urinary tract infection. But his primary care provider ruled that out after Hunter’s blood work came back fine. Later […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Ewing's Sarcoma, Lisa Gifford, Proton Beam Therapy Program


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