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Shanna Talks About “Brighter Tomorrows” for Children With Cancer

Listening to patients is what medical teams at Mayo Clinic do each day. To honor Mayo's 150th Anniversary, StoryCorps was asked to listen to and record several patient stories. Each Friday, until the end of 2014, a new story will be posted on the Mayo Clinic News Network. Shanna Decker was diagnosed with [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Claire’s Story

Claire had cancer … but she also had energy, enthusiasm, wisdom, grace and gratitude. Her tenacity and spirit lifted those who loved her. What she gave to others is immeasurable and what she’s still giving seems infinite. She especially wanted young people to know about melanoma. This is Claire’s journey [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Rare Cancer Leads to Rare Rotationplasty Surgery

Seventeen years ago a little girl with osteosarcoma had groundbreaking surgery at Mayo Clinic . This rare cancer involved her knee and a rare procedure called rotationplasty. She was one of the first children in North America to have this unique surgery which enabled her to walk, ride a bike, roller blade and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Inspiring Scents and Compassionate Care

Kim creates luxury fragrances that tell stories about the faraway places she’s visited. So when a brain tumor was found pressing on and damaging her olfactory nerve – the nerve that controls one’s sense of smell – she came to Mayo Clinic for minimally invasive, microsurgery technique to remove the [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Treating POTS: A Teenage Syndrome Solution

Maybe you’ve heard the complaints: I’m too tired to get up, my stomach hurts, I just want to sleep. These symptoms might be typical of some teenagers, but for others they're signs of a very real illness called postural tachycardia syndrome or POTS. Today, social media has helped spread awareness of [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Orchestrating Care — and Robotic Surgery — for Prostate Cancer

Internationally known orchestra conductor Alvaro Gomez is originally from Chile but now lives in Florida and when faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, he chose Mayo Clinic for his minimally invasive treatment. A collaborative team that included urologists and oncologists developed just the right treatment for Mr. Gomez, and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Jude's Wish: Unraveling a Medical Mystery

Being a parent of a very sick child is a frightening experience. That’s particularly true when the illness is a mystery and each possibility seems more serious than the last. But, getting to the right diagnosis quickly is the first step toward recovery. Little Jude is one of about 30,000 [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Caroline's Courage After Stroke

Who do you picture when you think of a stroke victim? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention most people who have strokes are over the age of 64. But a little girl named Caroline knows all too well they can strike at any age. She was just [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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