Patient Stories


UMP - Image - Marko, Margo thumbMargo, breast cancer survivor

Marko, an experienced nurse, was well aware of the risks cancer or other diseases could pose. Each year, she scheduled a routine mammogram during her birthday month. And each year, the test results came back negative. But in 2012, her radiologist called after her annual exam to request an additional ultrasound. Her initial test results, the doctor said, weren’t clear.

Marko knew then that this would be no ordinary return visit. [Read Margo's full story.]

UMP - Image - Size 4 - Yvette

Yvette, breast cancer patient

Yvette is a woman very much in tune with her mind and body. Meditation, tap dancing, even alternative medicine. So she sensed something was wrong when she found another lump in her breast after she was treated for cysts. That’s when Yvette turned to University of Minnesota Physicians for a second opinion. As she says, “I’ll never forget hearing I had cancer.” But what she says will stay with her long after her cancer is gone is the patient-focused approach of University of Minnesota Physicians. [Read Yvette's Full Story]


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