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October 8, 2019 · Leave a Comment

‘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


August 29, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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


July 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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


July 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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


June 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


May 16, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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


August 21, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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


August 17, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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


May 25, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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

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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 · Leave a Comment

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

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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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