Items Tagged ‘Cancer’

February 4th, 2017

Unite to fight against cancer on #WorldCancerDay

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

On February 4, the world’s population unites to fight against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to prevent millions of deaths each year by getting as many people as possible around the globe talking about cancer and its effects. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. However, survival rates are improving thanks […]

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Tags: Cancer


January 16th, 2017

Successful Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Inspires Richard to Reach Out

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Richard Carvajal was in the best shape of his life. He planned to compete in his first Olympic-distance triathlon in August 2014, until he began experiencing sharp abdominal pain on his way to the race. Doctors initially thought Richard had kidney stones, but it turned out to be a symptom of a much more severe […]

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Tags: Cancer, Men's Health, pancreatic cancer


January 11th, 2017

Why skin cancer is becoming more common among young women

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Did you know that more than 30 million Americans—including 2.3 million teens—use tanning beds each year? Skin cancer continues to become more common, especially among young women, and Mayo Clinic oncologists and dermatologists say multiple studies show that indoor tanning is related to causing melanoma. So before you head to the beach this spring, think twice about tanning before […]

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Tags: Cancer, Skin health


January 5th, 2017

Mayo Patient Celebrates End of Radiation Treatments with Scottish Flair

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

Six months after having surgery to remove the cancer from his body, Leonard Hislop was told that the cancer had returned. He suddenly was facing 30 rounds of radiation. But instead of dreading those treatments, Leonard decided he was going to embrace it. He told his care team he was planning to show up to his last […]

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Tags: Cancer


January 4th, 2017

Liver Cancer rates tripled in the past 30 years

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Over the past 30 years, rates of liver cancer have tripled in the U.S. In 2016 alone, nearly 40,000 Americans were diagnosed with liver cancer. Why are rates increasing? Research suggests some possible reasons for an increase in liver cancer include obesity, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, diabetes and untreated hepatitis. Doctors recommend being proactive to reduce your risk, such […]

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Tags: Cancer


December 28th, 2016

Successful Brain Cancer Surgery Puts Sunshine Back in a Young Mom’s World

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

When Tyson Cluever learned she had an aggressive brain cancer, her first thought was her two young children. Doctors said she had between 12 to 18 months to live. But Tyson and her husband, Jon, were determined to fight the cancer with everything they had. Tyson’s team of Mayo Clinic specialists decided her best chance for a […]

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Tags: Brain and Nervous System, Brain Tumor, Cancer, Visiting Mayo Clinic


December 13th, 2016

After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

Did you know that cancer survivors are at an increased risk for heart attacks? Mayo Clinic researchers recently analyzed data on more than 2,300 patients who suffered a ST-elevation myocardial infarction, which is the most severe type of heart attack. Findings showed that one in 10 had a history of cancer. While the study found that cancer […]

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Tags: Cancer, Heart & Blood Health


December 9th, 2016

Couple Delivers ‘Blessing Bags’ to Show Patients They’re Not Alone

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Before Thanksgiving last year, Anthony found a bump on the roof of his mouth. When his dentist didn’t know what it was, Anthony visited Mayo Clinic for a biopsy and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Anthony completed a 12 day radiation treatment that proved to be successful. After Anthony and his wife Kari experienced such a […]

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Tags: Cancer, Visiting Mayo Clinic


December 6th, 2016

Relieving Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment with Microsurgery

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Angenette Monroe received a mastectomy as part of her cancer treatment plan. She never expected her treatment would prevent her from enjoying life – but it did. Angenette’s treatment stopped her from running and traveling, as well as visiting her grandchildren. She turned to Mayo Clinic for help. Mayo Clinic physicians recommended a unique surgical approach […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer


November 17th, 2016

Great American Smokeout

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and early death in the U.S. Drop the habit during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Quit smoking – or help your loved ones quit – with these tips from Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cancer, Lung Health