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Clinical Trials Key to Lung Cancer Patient's Survival

July 9, 2019

Clinical Trials Key to Lung Cancer Patient’s Survival

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In 2014, Katherine Bensen — a young, healthy non-smoker — learned her persistent cough was caused by stage IV lung cancer. She’s found one key to successfully fighting it: clinical trials.

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr. Julian Molina, Lung Cancer, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Patient Shares Story of Lung Cancer and His 'Miracle for Now'

May 7, 2019

Patient Shares Story of Lung Cancer and His ‘Miracle for Now’

By In the Loop In the Loop

A lung cancer diagnosis was unexpected for pastor (and nonsmoker) Kurt Jacobson. But so were the blessings: a medication he was eligible for due to a genetic mutation, and a chance to share his story.

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Tags: Dr. Eyad Al-Hattab, Lung Cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


Lung Cancer Treatment Helps Former Olympian Keep Skating Through Life

February 27, 2018

Lung Cancer Treatment Helps Former Olympian Keep Skating Through Life

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Rachael Drazan-Malmberg was just 31 when she was diagnosed with lung cancer, an experience that turned the former college hockey standout and member of Team USA’s 2010 Olympic team into an advocate for others.

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Tags: Dr. Shanda Blackmon, Lung Cancer


Super Fundraising Effort Lands Lung Cancer Patient Tickets to Super Bowl

January 18, 2018

Super Fundraising Effort Lands Lung Cancer Patient Tickets to Super Bowl

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mayo Clinic lung cancer patient Linda Wortman and her husband will attend next month’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis. The couple was awarded the tickets after being a top fundraising team for lung cancer awareness.

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Tags: Dr. David Midthun, Lung Cancer


Linda Wortman Running Strong in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

November 2, 2017

Linda Wortman Running Strong in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

By In the Loop In the Loop

Twenty percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked. Linda Wortman is one of them, and through a newfound passion, she’s determined to raise awareness and help find a cure.

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Tags: International Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer, research, Wellness


Giant Inflatable Lung Breathes New Life Into Cancer Education Efforts

October 26, 2017

Giant Inflatable Lung Breathes New Life Into Cancer Education Efforts

By In the Loop In the Loop

The lung cancer awareness event “O₂ and You” on Nov. 2 in Rochester will feature a variety of speakers, displays and exhibits, including a giant, inflatable lung.

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Tags: Cancer Education Center, Lung Cancer


'Do You Think That Could Happen – A Wedding in the Hospital?'

September 26, 2017

‘Do You Think That Could Happen – A Wedding in the Hospital?’

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Amy Cierzan-Shaw was determined to see her daughter get married, despite a devastating cancer diagnosis months before the wedding. When her care team realized time was not on Amy’s side, they brought the wedding to her.

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Tags: Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Alice Gallo De Moraes, Lung Cancer


August 19, 2014

Running for life

By In the Loop In the Loop

Linda Wortman shares her lung cancer survivor story with Team Draft.  For nearly two years, Linda Wortman thought she had SARS. Or TB. Or something along those lines. “I had a cough that wouldn’t go away,” the former Northwest Airlines flight attendant tells us. “I’d start choking. I thought I was going to die.” Despite appointment […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, Running, Wellness


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