The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Aggressive Treatment Turns the Tide in Taylor Overby's Fight Against Colon Cancer

    Despite repeated treatment, Taylor Overby's colon cancer kept coming back. Then the 25-year-old's care team at Mayo Clinic offered her a unique surgical option, and that has made a world of difference.? It's been almost four years since Taylor Overby began her tenacious battle with metastatic colon cancer when she was just 21 years old. [...]

  2. Minimally Invasive Polyp Removal Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

    For years, Rosa Isern has thoroughly enjoyed her job with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, where soldiers, airmen and their families purchase goods and services. Her work has taken her around the world on several tours overseas, including stints in Iraq, Afghanistan, Greenland and Djibouti. In 2015, however, Rosa's future became uncertain when [...]

  3. An Answer for Luis – Surgeons Remove Polyp-Riddled Colon, Restore Function and Hope

    Deciding to undergo a surgery to remove your colon is not a decision to be taken lightly, but it was one that Luis Coriano faced earlier this year. And he and his family wanted to make sure they made the right call. Luis is affected by a rare genetic disorder called familial adenomatous polyposis that [...]

  4. Strong Advice From a Colorectal Cancer Patient

    Mike Woellert had heard people talk about colonoscopies. He didn’t hesitate, and it may have saved his life.  Friday, March 27, marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Woellert’s colorectal cancer diagnosis. It’s a day he and his wife, Malissa, remember all too well. “I was one of the last people to be called from the [...]

  5. Battling Colon Cancer at an Unexpected Age

    The majority of people diagnosed with colon cancer are older than 50. Kelly Barnard was just 19 years old when she got an unwelcome Valentine’s Day surprise. Her stomach pain turned out to be something much more serious. Among cancer's many negative qualities is the seemingly indiscriminate way the disease manifests itself. Cancer doesn’t care what [...]

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