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Santa’s helper and throat cancer

June 4, 2008

Remember the story "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer?" When bad weather almost stopped Santa from delivering gifts on Christmas Eve? Well, the same thing almost happened to the Santa's helper you're about to meet. But instead of dealing with bad weather, this jolly old elf faced an even bigger problem. Throat cancer. And just as a light guided  the story's Santa through the storm, a laser light helped this Santa weather one -- the storm of cancer. More from Mayo Clinic.