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After Diagnosis, Patient Cycles Across the Country and Raises Money for Research

July 19, 2018

After Diagnosis, Patient Cycles Across the Country and Raises Money for Research

By In the Loop In the Loop

Although he had just been diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, Chris Edgerton was not about to slow down. Instead, the diagnosis pushed him to work toward a lofty goal.

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Tags: Blood cancer, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Hematology/Oncology, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia


Leukemia Diagnosis Changes Life, Career Path, for Mayo Physician

July 20, 2017

Leukemia Diagnosis Changes Life, Career Path, for Mayo Physician

By In the Loop In the Loop

Allison Rosenthal, D.O., went to medical school for the sole purpose of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. All of that changed, however, when she was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia at the age of 24.

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Tags: Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Dr. Allison Rosenthal, Hematology/Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona


September 6, 2016

Singing Social Worker Brings a Smile to Patient on Last Day-O Chemotherapy

By In the Loop In the Loop

Marci Kyle is not a singer. Or a songwriter. So she isn’t sure what inspired her to tell one of her patients, Lester Healy, that she’d sing for him at his last chemotherapy appointment. “His wife told me, ‘I’m going to hold you to that,'” Marci, a social worker in the Hematology/Oncology Department at Mayo […]

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Tags: Hematology/Oncology, Marci Kyle


June 16, 2016

‘And Then It’s Spring’ — Husband Uses Children’s Book to Illustrate Wife’s Transplant Journey

By In the Loop In the Loop

When her doctor sat Nikki Thompson down and told her she had myelodysplastic syndrome, the diagnosis was equal parts relief and fear. Relief, because it finally solved a months-long mystery that began with the unexplained “tiredness and fatigue” Nikki felt while pregnant with her second child. And fear, because what her doctor, Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S., […]

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Tags: Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, Hematology/Oncology


December 1, 2015

Coming to Grips With the Idea of Living

By In the Loop In the Loop

While most people his age were preparing for the future, 23-year-old Todd Blake was preparing for something else entirely: the end of his life. At 18, he’d been diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s lymphoma. And even after “hundreds of hours of rigorous cancer treatments, months in hospitals and two bone marrow transplants,” there was no […]

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Tags: Hematology/Oncology


September 3, 2015

Chemo Caps Crocheted With Care

By In the Loop In the Loop

After a neighbor lost her hair while going through chemotherapy, Helen Mason crocheted her a hat. The “chemo cap” was so well received that Mason asked her granddaughter Lindsey Bashaw, a hematology/oncology nurse on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, if she thought her patients “might like to have some hats as well.” The answer was an […]

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Tags: Hematology/Oncology, Lindsey Bashaw


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