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Carol Adams is only half joking when she says she’s had worse root canals than the treatment she underwent recently to kill a cancerous mass on her kidney.
David Lindner is back to a life rich in possibilities. Read about the whirlwind week in which he learned he had a brain tumor, underwent surgery to remove it and went home to recover.
Jennifer Van Berkum is enjoying retirement and feeling 100% better after her back surgeries. Read about this nurse's path to surgery and how the care team exceeded her high expectations.
Ali Rouse is relying on her family, faith and science during her battle with a brain tumor. Read about her diagnosis, unique treatment plan, and the collaborative care between her local health care team and experts at Mayo Clinic.
Linda Schweikert’s eyesight took a turn for the worse overnight. But thanks to an expert care team working across organizations, she got the vital treatment she needed in time.
Aside from being a nurse, veteran and hospice patient, Rosemary Zemlo had a special connection to hospice services at Mayo Clinic Health System.
Jake Weiss experienced what he thought were panic attack symptoms like none before: His head turned, his torso twisted abnormally, his limbs stiffened and he stopped breathing. He was having a major seizure, and his panic attacks were actually smaller seizures.
The graduation party for Susan Kohnke’s son was memorable, but not in the way she wanted. Instead of reflecting on day celebrating school successes, she remembers it being the day she developed symptoms of a severe condition that nearly claimed her life.
Matthew Makela is a 3-year-old who tucks in 20 stuffed animals nightly and gives his younger sister a kiss, hug and farewell at day care drop-off. He's also a kid who had his first cardiac surgery at 7 days old.
Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a gangling cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma.
Steve Larson began developing symptoms of what he thought was a hernia. The pain subsided, so he didn’t immediately get it evaluated, but when the discomfort in his groin area returned, he knew it was time to see a doctor.
Mark Kelsmit's journey toward a healthier lifestyle began when some unsettling symptoms and and a blood sugar test revealed he had Type 2 diabetes.