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The power of a second opinion

When Karen Possehl was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer that had spread to her liver, she went to the Mayo Clinic for a consultation that ended in heartbreak and disappointment. Then Possehl came to the University of Colorado Cancer Center to meet with Richard Schulick, MD. Watch the video to find out what happened next.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 31, 2018
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Lung cancer survivors celebrate life and hope

A decade ago, Ellen Smith went through the “traditional three” therapies for her lung cancer — radiation, surgery and chemotherapy — but still her cancer progressed to Stage IV and the prognosis was bleak. Her physician said he’d done all he could do.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 04, 2018
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How to treat Meniere’s disease

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 5, 2013) Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere’s disease and how to attack it.  According to Carol Foster, MD, from the department of otolaryngology and Robert Breeze, MD, a neurosurgeon, there is a strong association between Meniere’s disease and conditions involving  temporary low blood flow in the brain such as migraine headaches.


Author Jackie Brinkman | Publish Date December 09, 2013
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Vertigo treatment at home

When Carol Foster, associate professor at the CU School of Medicine, started experiencing bouts of vicious dizziness and accompanying nausea, she was stunned—not because she didn’t know what was happening, but because this disease was so much more severe than she had ever realized, even as a practicing physician. In her case, the attacks hit her almost every day.


Author Vicki Hildner | Publish Date April 01, 2013
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Two home exercises to treat vertigo

A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher who suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and had to “fix it” before she could go to work one day was using a maneuver to treat herself that only made her sicker. “So I sat down and thought about it and figured out an alternate way to do it. Then I fixed myself and went in to work” and discovered a new treatment for this type of vertigo.


Author Jackie Brinkman | Publish Date April 23, 2012
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