Items Tagged ‘Cancer’

October 25, 2016

Teen Finds Positive Way Forward After a Brain Cancer Diagnosis

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Conner Johnson was a typical, sports-loving 13-year-old kid who started having episodes of double vision and headaches in fall 2015. Not thinking much of it at the time, his mom attributed Connor’s symptoms to adolescent growing pains, until one morning when Conner woke up with such an extreme headache that he vomited. Connor went to […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Cancer


October 17, 2016

Tampon test for endometrial cancer

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Okay ladies, we know tampons are a common grocery list item but new findings are showing they may be key in the role of detecting endometrial cancer, a form of cancer that starts in the uterus. Endometrial cancer is curable when caught early but there is currently no reliable test to detect it. Dr. Jamie […]

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Tags: Cancer, Women's Health


October 13, 2016

A Male Mammogram Brings Relief, Life and Marketing Lessons

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

As an entrepreneur, author, speaker and musician, Marty Weintraub wears many hats, but “Mayo Breast Clinic patient” wasn’t one he was expecting. After beating stage three Hodgkin’s lymphoma and starting his own marketing agency, Marty found a lump in his breast that lead to the need for a mammogram. While the possibility of cancer was a familiar fear […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer


October 3, 2016

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mayo Clinic is here to arm you with resources so that you (and your breasts) are covered! Here are 3 things you can do to increase your breast cancer knowledge: Learn how to conduct a self-exam Join Mayo Clinic Connect’s Breast Cancer group Read up on the best prevention methods

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer


September 26, 2016

Whole Grains Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Did you know September is Whole Grains Month? It may seem strange that there’s an entire month devoted to whole grains, but it’s because these little grains pack a big punch and can do wonders for your health! They’ve been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems. […]

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Tags: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrine, Healthy Living, Heart & Blood Health


September 23, 2016

Persevering Through Brain Cancer, Travis McGinnis Remains Upbeat and Optimistic

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

At age 30, Travis McGinnis was told he had a tumor the size of a fist in his brain. Located in the left cortex of his brain, the tumor had potential to have a major impact on his speech and movement. Travis turned to Mayo Clinic, where his Travis’s surgeons removed most of his tumor, […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Cancer, Visiting Mayo Clinic


September 19, 2016

Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Awareness and early detection can be a lifesaver. As part of Ovarian Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, join your family, friends and loved ones to be proactive about protecting each other. Working together to get checked regularly could save your life.

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Tags: Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health


July 6, 2016

African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

When it comes to being charitable, bone marrow donation may not sound as easy as a clothes drive, but it is way more valuable. According to Be The Match, a patient’s best chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor is with someone of similar ancestry, and African American’s represent only 6% of the total […]

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Tags: Autoimmune Diseases, Bones Joints & Muscles, Cancer, Heart & Blood Health, Transplants


June 3, 2016

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

We want to recognize some of the toughest, bravest humans out there for National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Mayo Clinic offers a ton of resources, like the Mayo Connect Cancer discussion group, where you can talk to other patients, discuss any issues, or just say hello. Today we honor you, the true Mayo Champion.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer


June 1, 2016

Biopsy: 5 Things Every Patient Should Know

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

When faced with a possible cancer diagnosis, it can be overwhelming for a number of reasons. It’s hard to understand everything that’s happening, or even keep track of all the people on your care team. One of those behind-the-scenes people is your pathologistwho analyzes the tissue collected from a biopsy – far from a simple […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Visiting Mayo Clinic