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The Comeback

A medical journey can be a transformational point in someone’s life. Tune in as Cleveland Clinic patients, together with their physicians, share experiences of perseverance and determination. In their own words, hear how these health heroes have made the ultimate comeback.

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Featured Episode

Lung Transplant and Antireflux Surgery Saves Man with Rare Disease

Ajit Tolani was living with a rare autoimmune disease called scleroderma, until his condition worsened and it started to affect his lungs. Doctors in India told him he had three months to lives. He flew from India to Cleveland Clinic for a lifesaving lung transplant and innovative antireflux surgery. Join Ajit and one of his doctors, Dr. Atul Mehta, to hear how he how fought to get a second chance at life.

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All The Comeback Episodes

All The Comeback Episodes

April 9, 2019

Teen Makes Sports Comeback After Infection Causes Heart to Stop Beating (16:55)

At 10 years old, a virus attacked Sophia’s heart. She went into cardiac arrest twice. Doctors had to treat her with a device that provided breathing and heart support. Join Sophia, her mother and one of her doctors, Dr. Gerard Boyle, to hear how she persevered to regain her health and went back to playing sports again.

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February 22, 2019

Liver Transplant is Priceless Gift for Woman Battling Advanced Colon Cancer

Carole Motycka, a 44-year-old mother of four boys from western Ohio, never expected a trip to the hospital for back and shoulder pain to end up being stage 4 colorectal cancer. Join Carole and one of her surgeons, Dr. Cristiano Quintini, as they walk listeners through her shocking diagnosis and explain how a new treatment option – liver transplant – helped save her life.

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January 31, 2019

Grandmother Breathing Easy after Innovative Lung Procedure (25:08)

Peggy Notman’s pulmonary hypertension was bringing her life to a screeching halt – that is, until an innovative procedure helped her breathe easy again. Join Peggy and her physician, Dr. Gustavo Heresi, as they describe a series of procedures that are allowing her to enjoy life, and her young grandson.

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January 4, 2019

Woman Fighting Breast Cancer Thankful after Radiation Prep Uncovers Second Hidden Cancer (20:88)

65-year-old Joyce McCain believes everything happens for a reason – even breast cancer. Join Joyce and her radiation oncologist, Chirag Shah, MD, as they talk about a special type of radiation treatment designed to treat Joyce’s breast cancer and protect her heart – and the pre-radiation testing that revealed another hidden cancer. Keyword/tags: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, Chirag Shah, breast cancer, early stage breast cancer, left breast cancer, breast cancer in left breast, heart sparing radiation, protecting the heart, heart saving radiation, kidney cancer.

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