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Mon, Nov 13 8:50am · November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Help save lungs, lives

Mayo Clinic Champion Linda Wortman is using Lung Cancer Awareness Month to save lungs and lives. With walk and runs, a new lung health app, and a balloon inflating challenge, Wortman is setting out to gather supporters and educate people about lung cancer.

According to the Wortman Lung Cancer Foundation website, lung cancer kills more women and men annually than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Every 2.5 minutes, another person is diagnosed with lung cancer. And, while many people believe that lung cancer is a smoker’s disease, 40 percent of people with lung cancer are nonsmokers and 20 percent never smoked.

Spread the Word: November #MonthlyMission – Lung Cancer Awareness Month

This November, you can get involved in several ways:

Learn more about Wortman Lung Cancer Foundation and Wortman

Wortman, lung cancer survivor, says she was compelled to start her own foundation to raise awareness and remove the stigma that lung cancer is only a smoker’s disease. She has organized runs around the world, shared her story across the country, and climbed mountains. Wortman’s tireless efforts on behalf of lung cancer patients, survivors, and their family and friends are making a difference as she raises money for lung cancer research. Her foundation is supporting a Longitudinal Healthy Lungs Research Project in partnership with Bruce D. Johnson, Ph.D., a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. Anyone can participate in the research project virtually or in person. Sign up on the Wortman Lung Cancer Foundation website.

Learn more about Wortman’s story.

Fri, Oct 27 8:11am · Handling Frequently Asked Questions

Your health journey matters. As someone who’s been there, you often understand what others are going through and can provide insight and empathy.

Champions can sometimes get tough questions as they talk about their Mayo Clinic experience. To help you prepare, here’s a set of 5 Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Will my insurance cover care at Mayo Clinic?
  2. How soon are appointments available?
  3. Do you need a doctor’s referral for an appointment?
  4. Will I need to bring my medical records with me?
  5. How can I get more information?


Share with us below if these have been helpful or if you have other FAQs that you get.

Tue, Sep 26 9:44am · #MonthlyMission: Your Hope & Healing

Last month, we launched a new campaign that brings to life the Mayo Clinic mission of inspiring hope. The campaign features real Mayo Clinic patients’ stories of hope and healing, including:

  • Grace, a 6-year-old epilepsy patient who had multiple brain surgeries and is now thriving and just being a kid again
  • Yasmin, a heart transplant recipient who says she is thrilled to be traveling and embracing her new lease on life
  • Jessica, a mom who is back in grad school and riding horses after Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons removed a brain tumor that she was previously told was inoperable
  • Matt, a cardiac surgery patient who says he is grateful to be able to realize his dreams, coach soccer and be there for his kids
  • Jim, a cancer patient who says he is happy to continue celebrating milestones with his wife and spending time with his family

Hope and Healing

You can join our campaign by telling us about your Mayo Clinic patient story and how you’re living out your hope & healing. Create a customized image by entering the number of days that you’ve been back to doing the things you love. Then share your patient story and image on your social networks with the #OurHopeAndHealing hashtag.

Learn more at


Tue, Sep 26 9:21am

292 days healthy and strong

Tue, Sep 26 9:19am

123 days celebrating life

Tue, Jul 25 12:22pm · Tell a Friend - Mayo Clinic App Video

The Mayo Clinic app makes it simple to help others in need. Using the app’s Tell a Friend feature sends contact information directly to your friend via text message, email, or social media, so they can easily request an appointment when it’s convenient for them.

You can find step-by-step instructions on downloading the Mayo Clinic app and using the Tell a Friend feature in the Mayo Clinic app blog post.

Mobile App - Tell a Friend Animated

Sat, Jul 15 6:58pm · Autonomic Dysfunction or POTS in teens. Help! in About Kids & Teens

Hang in there Beth! Now that you have a diagnosis, I hope things start to go better for yourself and your daughter.