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April 20, 2017

Cancer Diagnosis Turns Student Athlete Into Student Advocate

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

On Dec. 1, 2015, Miranda Mead learned that the back pain she’d attributed to a fall was actually a tumor. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer, just days after her 16th birthday. So instead of getting her driver’s license, Miranda got a treatment plan, including proton beam therapy at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester […]

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Tags: Ewing's Sarcoma, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy Program

April 11, 2017

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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

April 6, 2017

Medical Student Learns About Life, Love, and Spirituality During ‘Year of Suffering’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

If you need proof of the old adage “to truly understand something you must experience it first-hand,” look no further than Maggie Cupit-Link. Diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the end of her freshman year of college, Maggie, now a third-year Mayo Clinic School of Medicine student, was uprooted from her life and began a year-long […]

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Tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Ewing's Sarcoma, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

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