Historias de nuestros pacientes: Cáncer

  1. CAR-T Versus Cancer

    Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in her 40s, Tanis Milicevic tried a number of treatments to keep the disease in check. But the cancer came back. Then her Mayo Clinic care team offered Tanis a new option, and it made a world of difference. At first, Tanis Milicevic's local doctor told her to wait and see. [...]

  2. Opening Doors for Cancer Research in Native American Communities

    Mayo Clinic's 14-year partnership with Din? College has opened up opportunities for students like Corinna Sabaque to gain experience in fields where Native communities are often underrepresented and underserved. In Sabaque's case, those opportunities launched a career in cancer research. In the summer of 2014, Corinna Sabaque moved more than 1,000 miles from her home in [...]

  3. Second Opinion Opens the Door to Lifesaving Cancer Care

    LeAnn Kuper couldn't have been more surprised when she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer and told it was incurable. Despite that shocking news, the upbeat interior designer was undeterred. LeAnn took her case to Mayo Clinic and found a determined physician who offered her a promising alternative. All her life, LeAnn Kuper had been [...]

  4. 'Trio of Angels' Provide Care and Comfort for Breast Cancer Patient

    Mary Ann McDonough, Traci Miller, Kim Dalke and Roxanne Lorans, M.D. Going through a medical evaluation after being diagnosed with breast cancer was a nerve-wracking experience for Traci Miller. But members of her Mayo Clinic care team quickly stepped up to calm her worries and ease her fear. It's been said that music soothes the [...]

  5. Savoring the Many Flavors of Life After Overcoming Side Effects From Cancer Treatment

    Side effects from oral cancer treatment left Mike Serpe in terrible pain and unable to eat or drink for months. But after coming to Mayo Clinic, where he began hyperbaric oxygen therapy followed by surgery, his throat healed, and he reclaimed his love of cooking and eating. When Mike Serpe came to Mayo Clinic in [...]

  6. Living His Best Life Against the Backdrop of Incurable Cancer

    When Scott Stewart learned he had a rare neuroendocrine tumor, the journey ahead of him looked frightening and difficult. But with steadfast support from an interdisciplinary Mayo Clinic team, Scott now takes comfort in knowing that some of the best physicians in the world are walking the path with him. These days, Scott Stewart spends [...]

  7. Fighting a Rare Cancer and Using His Voice to Help Others

    Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a ganglion cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma. "Scanxiety" is how Nick Saleum, a 29-year-old Eau Claire, Wisconsin, resident describes waiting [...]

  8. Beating Pancreatic Cancer With a Fresh Approach to Treatment

    When doctors discovered a stage 3 tumor on John Magee's pancreas that they deemed inoperable, John took his health into his own hands by seeking a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. That decision made all the difference. Today, John is cancer-free. Looking back, the signs were there. "I can see I was sick," John Magee [...]

  9. Cancer and Brain Tumors Call for Coordinated, Multidisciplinary Care

    Rick and Geri Minard with Doc. As a sled dog trainer, Rick Minard has faced blizzards and subzero temperatures. But those challenges paled in comparison to facing a complicated medical situation that involved brain tumors and two cancer diagnoses. He's been able to weather it all, though, thanks to the trust he's placed in his [...]

  10. Nathan and His Team of Medical Superheroes Work to Defeat Cancer and a Host of Scary Complications

    Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 4-year-old Nathan Herber's health spiraled downward when he was overcome by life-threatening treatment complications. A team of pediatric specialists at Mayo Clinic came to Nathan's aid. And in the end, they restored the boy's health while putting his cancer in remission. Though he may not share all of Super Mario's jumping [...]

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