Arizona patient stories

  1. 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 [...]

  2. Neurosurgery Frees Patient From 15 Years of Debilitating Pain

    Gloria Hughes endured episodes of terrible pain for more than a decade before a chance meeting between her local physician and a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon finally paved the way for desperately needed relief. Fifteen years ago, Gloria Hughes was driving down the freeway in Shreveport, Louisiana, when she suddenly was hit by throbbing, stinging pain. [...]

  3. Chronicling a Transplant Through the Eyes of a Caregiver

    Throughout Bob Washnock's journey to a heart transplant, his wife, Pam, was dedicated to being his caregiver. Pam then turned that experience into a book about caregiving in hopes of encouraging and supporting others who find themselves in that role. In the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2013, Bob Washnock announced to his wife, [...]

  4. Genetic Testing Sets a Course for Successful Cancer Treatment

    Michele Sabados' care team at Mayo Clinic worked together to craft an individualized care plan to treat her advanced breast cancer. It paid off. Today, Michele's cancer is gone. Michele Sabados beams when she announces she is cancer-free, convinced she will see her children graduate from college and get married ? and that she will [...]

  5. Finding Blessings in My Battle With Leukemia

    Janie Magruder reflects on her cancer diagnosis and treatment, including a crucial stem cell donation from an unlikely source that helped to save her life. Written by Janie Magruder I must have looked like a deer caught in the headlights. "You're going to be fine," whispered my nurse after getting me settled in my hospital [...]

  6. Double Cancer Diagnosis Leads Arizona Couple to Mayo Clinic for Care

    When Vincent and Sandra Streech were diagnosed with cancer, the husband and wife turned to Mayo Clinic. The pair each received treatment through clinical trials, and today the future looks more promising for both of them. When Vincent Streech was diagnosed with lung cancer, he knew he would be in for the fight of his [...]

  7. Teen Navigates Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome With the Help of Clinical Genomics

    After years of dealing with mysterious symptoms, Nicole Rickert was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Now she's working with her team at Mayo Clinic to get the care she needs to move forward into a healthy future. Nicole Rickert was only 13, and an active member of her junior high drill and dance teams in Dallas, [...]

  8. In Need of a Second Transplant, Remy Marceau Fights On

    Four years after receiving a life-saving transplant, Remy Marceau was devastated when his body rejected the new kidney. Today he's using humor and hope to buoy his spirits as he waits for another transplant. Remy Marceau of Phoenix never expected to look back with such fondness on the four years after he received a life-saving [...]

  9. 'Blessed With Life,' Cancer Survivor Vows to Live to the Fullest

    Jane Thomson endured chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to treat cancer once in 2011 and again in 2014. She reflects on the experience with gratitude for her Mayo Clinic care team while anticipating a promising future. Written by Jane Thomson My name is Jane Thomson. I am 58 years old, have been married for 35 years, [...]

  10. Pushing Forward Despite a Serious Lung Condition

    Being diagnosed with a rare, incurable lung disease, known as LAM, has slowed Angela Tewksbury down, but she's not out. By sharing her story, the Mayo Clinic microbiologist hopes to shed light on this uncommon disorder, so others can get prompt diagnosis and treatment. When fitness enthusiast Angela Tewksbury began experiencing breathing problems during her [...]

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