Historias de nuestros pacientes: Florida

  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. Vision Preserved With an Innovative Approach to Brain Surgery

    When Jo-Ann Rosemont learned she had a meningioma in her head, she followed her care team's advice and had regular checkups for more than a year to make sure it wasn't growing. But after one of her local doctors insisted that she get a second opinion at Mayo Clinic, Jo-Ann ended up undergoing a unique [...]

  3. Surviving Aortic Dissection and Navigating Its Aftermath

    Surviving an aortic dissection is a tale not all patients live to tell. For Eric Salter, living through the traumatic experience was nothing short of miraculous. What's been even more remarkable to the 45-year-old, though, is the life-changing care he's received from his Mayo Clinic cardiologists who are committed to helping him live a long [...]

  4. Freed From Debilitating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Marissa Russo has been battling symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease for half her life. When a flare-up that lasted several months had her confined to bed and barely able to function, she turned to the expertise of Mayo Clinic for a new approach to treatment. Fitness, nutrition and health are incredibly important to Marissa Russo. [...]

  5. Eliminating a Complex Brain Tumor With Careful Planning and Expert Care

    Tony DeGange never thought much about the bump on his head until his barber mentioned that it might be a problem. It was. The bump turned out to be a brain tumor. But his Mayo Clinic team successfully removed it, and now Tony's back to enjoying his retirement, bump-free. A retired auto parts salesman and [...]

  6. Despite a Rare Blood Vessel Abnormality, Allison Dances On

    When a cavernous malformation was discovered in her brain, Allison Nilsen turned to Mayo Clinic for answers. The care and treatment she's received at Mayo has allowed her to complete her college degree and continue doing what she loves. Allison Nilsen has been dancing since she was 2 years old. And despite being diagnosed with [...]

  7. Beating Melanoma is a Family Affair for the Devans

    Doug Devan, Roxana Dronca, M.D., and Byron Devan. When Doug and Byron Devan were diagnosed with melanoma, the son and father turned to Mayo Clinic to help them fight the disease. Their physician recommended innovative immunotherapy treatment, and now both men are in remission. Even before he had his own experience receiving care at Mayo [...]

  8. Autoimmune Disease No Handicap to Golfing Greatness

    Billy Dowell Jr. was working toward a goal of playing professional golf when his body betrayed him. He was beset by several autoimmune disorders that left him overwhelmed. With consistent, comprehensive support from his Mayo Clinic Care team, however, not only has Billy gotten his conditions under control, he's successfully returned to golfing. It's a [...]

  9. Shoulder Surgery Helps Weightlifter Keep Pulling Toward Her Dreams

    Photo credit Lifting Life. When Delaney Willingham damaged her right shoulder during a high school meet, she feared her competitive weightlifting days were over. But now, after arthroscopic shoulder surgery at Mayo Clinic, Delaney's fully recovered from her injury, and she's back to high-level competition. Delaney Willingham stepped to the mat, placed both hands on [...]

  10. Looking to the Future Despite Multiple Myeloma

    Linda Kent has been living with multiple myeloma for seven years. After having only a partial response to the treatment she was on when she lived in Idaho, she moved to Florida and began a different treatment regimen at Mayo Clinic. Today, Linda is more hopeful than ever as she begins new treatment as part [...]

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