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Arizona patient stories

Moving Well and Feeling Good With Holistic Care

Garret Choby, M.D., Linda Feges and Grant Hamilton III, M.D. For years, Linda Feges has relied on a multidisciplinary care team at Mayo Clinic to help her address symptoms related to movement disorders. Recently, that team also opened the door for Linda to receive treatment for an odd lump on her face. Now, the lump [...]

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Florida patient stories

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 [...]

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Minnesota patient stories

Scoliosis Surgery Preserves Teen's Mobility, Boosts Self-Esteem

As an active teenager, Mason Orth struggled with the back brace she had to wear to correct her scoliosis. And she was hesitant to move forward with the other treatment option presented to her, spinal fusion. But a consult at Mayo Clinic revealed another option -- one that has yielded dramatic results. To 17-year-old Mason [...]

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Cancer patient stories

Second Opinion Leads to Less-Invasive Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

Sue and Mike DiGennaro When Mike DiGennaro was diagnosed with stage 1 esophageal cancer, he wanted a minimally invasive treatment option. He found that, and more, at Mayo Clinic. Mike DiGennaro knew he needed surgery. But he thought he would have a procedure to correct an umbilical hernia, and that would be the end of [...]

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Cardiovascular patient stories

Mother's Day Has Special Meaning After Stroke and Heart Surgery

After weathering a stroke and heart valve replacement, the prospect for Ashley Zimmerman to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom seemed dim. But with guidance and care from Mayo Clinic specialists, now Ashley is looking forward to celebrating her first Mother's Day with her baby boy. Marking the milestones in a child's life is [...]

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Transplant patient stories

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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Neurosciences patient stories

Beating Back a Brain Tumor Amid Loss

Terence Burns, M.D., and Katie Garrison When Katie Garrison embarked on treatment for a brain tumor, she did so supported by her husband, Joe. Midway through her journey, however, Joe died from complications due to his own cancer, and Katie leaned on her Mayo Clinic care team. Now, with their compassionate care and customized therapies, [...]

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Pediatric patient stories

Scoliosis Surgery Preserves Teen's Mobility, Boosts Self-Esteem

As an active teenager, Mason Orth struggled with the back brace she had to wear to correct her scoliosis. And she was hesitant to move forward with the other treatment option presented to her, spinal fusion. But a consult at Mayo Clinic revealed another option -- one that has yielded dramatic results. To 17-year-old Mason [...]

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