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. Using Expertise and Teamwork to Tackle a Brain Tumor

    After being plagued by mysterious symptoms for more than a year, Richard Uihlein was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told nothing could be done about it. Undeterred, he went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There he found a way forward after all.? For more than a year, Lauralee Uihlein couldn't shake the [...]

  2. Prompt Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Yield Ideal Outcome

    When a lump on his neck turned out to be cancer, Lee Dueringer and his care team at Mayo Clinic embarked on a comprehensive treatment plan that quelled the disease without significantly disrupting his life. A suspicious lump that appeared on his neck in August 2017 was the first sign that anything was amiss for [...]

  3. Arizona Superhero Harnesses the Power of Proton Beams

    Battling a brain tumor was made a little easier for Airick Amaya and his family when they found out he could receive proton beam therapy close to home, surrounded by his loved ones each day. Airick Amaya pretended to be Batman as he spun around, kicking the air. For his superhero effort, he was handsomely [...]

  4. Light at the End of the Tunnel After Proton Beam Therapy

    Intensive treatment for brain cancer has given Nicholas Sloan the opportunity to continue exploring and enjoying life's adventures.? Last September, Nicholas Sloan went sky diving for the first time. "It was awesome. We jumped at 13,500 feet and fell for 60 seconds. It was amazing to watch the world come closer," Nicholas says. "It feels [...]

  5. Mesothelioma Patient Finds Complex, Comprehensive Answer

    A frightening diagnosis of mesothelioma brought Sally Kirkvold to Mayo Clinic. To her great relief, the prompt and thorough care she received put the cancer into remission, allowing her to turn her attention back to normal life. When mesothelioma strikes, it is aggressive and often deadly. Caused primarily by exposure to asbestos, the cancer grows [...]

  6. Teen Finds a Positive Way Forward After a Brain Cancer Diagnosis

    When he was born 13 years ago, Connor Johnson was a "miracle baby,? according to his parents. Kathleen and Curtiss Johnson had struggled for years to become and stay pregnant. They had given up hope, when they discovered they were nearly four months along. The miracle of Connor?s life took on new poignancy in the [...]

  7. After Treatment for Pituitary Tumor, Pastry Chef is Ready for Sweet Smell of Ordinary Life

    Jessie Brenholt is a certified pastry chef who would like to open a bakery one day. "If the ingredients were free, I'd give out cakes to everyone," she says. For a while, the 23-year-old's dream seemed to be in jeopardy. After months of being sick with weight loss, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and vision problems, Jessie [...]

  8. ?How?d We Get So Lucky?? ? Proton Beam Therapy Available at the Right Time for Jackson

    For two weeks, 14-year-old Jackson Fisher was plagued by headaches, double-vision, nausea and weight loss. His parents, Michelle and Patrick Fisher, weren?t sure what was wrong. But when Jackson came home one evening completely exhausted after lacrosse practice, they decided it was time to find out what was going on. The next day, they took [...]

Nov. 22, 2017