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December 3, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Patient’s 10-Year-Old Son Uses Birthday Money to Help Kids at Mayo Clinic

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When Bobby Pignati acquired a stash of cash for his birthday, he knew just where he wanted his money to go after watching his dad go through cancer treatments.

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Tags: Bile duct cancer, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology


August 1, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Fireflies (and the Radiation Therapist Who Caught Them) Light Up Patient’s Time at Mayo

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After a patient mentioned to radiation therapist Jenn Deweese that she was excited to see fireflies for the first time while in Minnesota, Jenn (and her kids) made it happen.

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Tags: Jenn Deweese, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology


October 11, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Doctors Dance, Paint and Create Their Way to Better Care

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It’s not unusual for doctors at Mayo Clinic to get together and discuss shared interests. For one group of residents who gather monthly, the goal is improved mental health through art therapy.

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Tags: Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Tasneem Kaleem, Humanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Radiation Oncology


September 20, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Radiation Therapy Staff Take on the KeKe Challenge for Special Patient

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It’s not uncommon to hear stories about Mayo Clinic staff going above and beyond for their patients. A good example? Colleagues getting out of their comfort zone to fulfill a patient’s special request.

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Tags: Deanna Ziegler, Dr. Robert Foote, KeKe challenge, olfactory neuroblastoma, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology


July 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment

On Her Own Journey, Lucy Bernas Helps Others Heal

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When surgery to treat sinus cancer left Lucy Bernas unable to eat or speak, she came to Mayo Clinic for healing. Along the way, she’s proven to be a healer herself.

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Tags: Radiation Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery, Sinus Cancer


June 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

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When 4-year-old Sam Davidson first came to Mayo Clinic for proton beam therapy treatments, he was understandably scared. But before long, Sam was happily peddling through the halls on the way to his appointments.

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Anita Mahajan, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Randy Mc Keeman


January 19, 2017 · Leave a Comment

The Force Is With Mayo’s 100th Proton Beam Patient in Arizona

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The Force is with young John Sanders. Though he may have had a reason to doubt that a few years ago. That’s when John, a 17-year-old Phoenix resident (and Star Wars fanatic), learned he had a tumor in his eye. While surgeons were able to remove 75 percent of the tumor, what remained would require […]

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Tags: Andrew Saunders, Dr. Thomas Daniels, Justin Gagneur, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology


December 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Patient Celebrates End of Radiation Treatments with Scottish Flair

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Six months after having surgery to remove the cancer from his body, Leonard Hislop was told that the cancer had returned. He suddenly was facing 30 rounds of radiation. But instead of dreading those treatments, Leonard decided he was going to find a way to “make it fun.” And for the first 21 days, he […]

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Tags: Dr. Johnson Thistle, Gastroenterology, Nancy Heinzelman, Radiation Oncology


June 3, 2014 · Leave a Comment

A journey through brain cancer

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For the first 29 years of his life, Mark Chrudimsky hardly had a care in the world. Then, on Valentine’s Day in 2004, he suffered a seizure that a CT scan later revealed had been caused by a tumor “the size of a fist” hidden on the left frontal lobe of his brain. Mark spent […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Dr. Nadia Laack, neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology


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