Patient stories

  1. Prostate cancer treated with robotic surgical system

    Randall Minion, M.D., was helping out a newly hired lab technician when he had his prostate specific antigen (PSA) tested. When he volunteered his blood sample for training purposes at his private practice, he never dreamed it would lead to the serendipitous early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. "I was 49, so I was [...]

  2. Catherine Hensler

    Snowboarding Great Grandma Cancer Survivor on YouTube

    In last week's Social Media Saturday post we introduced Mayo Clinic's YouTube channel and how you can view videos and pass them along to your family or friends who might find them interesting. But what if you want to share your story through video? One option is to contact our Mayo Clinic social media team when [...]

  3. Robotic minimally invasive heart surgery reduces recovery time

    Denny Waite didn't expect what was in store for him when he made a routine visit to his doctor in January 2009. A 61-year-old construction contractor from a Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) suburb, Denny had no history of medical problems, and on the day of his appointment he felt fine. But when the doctor listened [...]

Nov. 23, 2011