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Fighting a Rare Cancer and Using His Voice to Help Others

Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a ganglion cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma. “Scanxiety” is how Nick Saleum, a 29-year-old Eau Claire, Wisconsin, resident describes waiting…

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Surgery to Remove a Nerve Tumor Restores Rose’s Joy

Eleven years of constant pain had left Rose Boehmer worn down and discouraged. Then she met Robert Spinner, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, who not only identified the long-hidden source of her pain, he and his surgical team eliminated it — returning Rose to a full and happy life. Rose Boehmer had endured chronic…

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