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.

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    A third chance for a young breast cancer patient

    Breast cancer does not discriminate ― a truth that a young Florida woman knows three times over. While in college, Jessica Florence found a lump on her right breast. The 21-year-old initially did not believe what she found was serious until she was in pain and experiencing other symptoms. "When I think of breast cancer, I think of, you know, an older woman ― 40 or 60 ― but not 21 or 22," says…

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    Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems or catch them early when they are easier to treat. That's particularly true when it comes to cancer. No one…

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    Dancing through complex care during COVID-19

    Twin Cities journalist Sonya Goins, like so many, has been coping with the challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic, such as working remotely and not being able to see family and friends. If all of that weren't difficult enough, for the past year, she's also been battling breast cancer and Crohn's disease at Mayo Clinic. Watch: Dancing through complex care during COVID-19. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (5:08) is in the downloads at the…

April 22, 2022
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  2. Breast SPOREs. National Cancer Institute. Accessed Feb. 7, 2019.
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