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June 6th, 2017

From Employee to Patient After Startling Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

After receiving a surprising diagnosis, Patty Brown navigated her multiple myeloma treatment with support, guidance and care from her Mayo Clinic team — and a few pancakes.

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


May 16th, 2016

Florida Chef Finds Expertise to Manage Rare Disease, Get His Life Back

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When 67-year-old Stefan Gyorkos of St. Augustine, Florida, noticed swelling in his feet several years ago, he didn’t think much of it. After all, as chef at a local golf and country club, he is on his feet for hours at a time. That seemingly innocent ailment, however, would eventually lead to a series of […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Florida Campus


February 19th, 2016

Many Hands Make Hopeful Work for Nielsen Boys

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

“There is something wrong” are words no expectant parent ever wants to hear. And for Ryan and Kathy Nielsen, they came just 20 weeks into Kathy’s first pregnancy. The couple was eagerly awaiting the arrival of their child and had been busy getting their home ready. Then, doctors diagnosed their unborn son, Aaron, with congenital […]

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Tags: Be the Match, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Shakila Khan, Neonatal Intensive Care, Transplant, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome


November 3rd, 2015

Bone Marrow Transplant Is Answer for Mom of Seven Battling Aplastic Anemia

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

When her doctors suspected Kristen Soley had aplastic anemia, a rare condition in which the body stops making enough new blood cells, she says something told her to call Mayo Clinic. Aplastic anemia carries with it a high risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding. It can develop at any age and can occur suddenly. In […]

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Tags: Aplastic Anemia, bone marrow transplant, Dr. David Rosenman, Dr. William Hogan, hematology


October 27th, 2015

Be the Match: It Could Save a Life, Like Christina’s

By Uma Thangaraj uthangaraj

Christina Woodside starts off the YouTube video that chronicles her health journey by saying, “My family is like every other average family in America.” Her story, however is anything but average. As part of an active family, Christina, along with her husband and their five children, enjoyed running, biking, fishing and snow sports. In 2013, […]

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Tags: Be the Match, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi, Leukemia, Marrow Donor Registry


August 13th, 2014

Leukemia Survivor Volunteers in a Unique Way to Help Fellow Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

By Paul Scotti pscotti

Some people who overcome a life-threatening illness feel motivated to give something back to those who helped make their recovery possible. Charlie Willwerth, a 61-year-old leukemia survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient from St. Augustine, Florida, is taking steps to help bring life-saving stems cells to others in need of a bone marrow transplant. Two years […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Donor, bone marrow transplant, Dr. James Foran, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic in Florida


June 20th, 2014

Patient with “Double Trouble” Diagnosis Finds Answers at Mayo Clinic

By Paul Scotti pscotti

Being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a serious blood cancer, is difficult enough to accept. But being told that you also have a rare hematologic condition called amyloidosis — a disorder that could prevent you from receiving the bone marrow transplant necessary to combat your myeloma — could put anyone’s strength to the test. Such was the case […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Taimur Sher, Kendall Schwindt, kidney, MayoClinicFL, multiple myeloma, nephrology, Patient Story


November 4th, 2013

Living for Today: Husband and Wife Battle Lymphoma Together

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

It’s tough for anyone to deal with a cancer diagnosis, especially someone at the age of 18. Todd Blake, a Jacksonville, Fla., native, was just beginning life as a freshman at the University of Florida when he was diagnosed with late-stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a serious form of blood cancer. Fast-forward through countless treatments and multiple […]

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Tags: 3069, 3719, 3739, 5279, 5334, blood cancer, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, chemotherapy, Hodgkins lymphoma, maja blake


September 26th, 2013

Amber’s BMT Birthday Gift From Her Sister

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Sisters Amber and Sabrina Starke wear matching necklaces and rings as a reminder of their commitment to each other and to keep fighting the fight against leukemia. After graduating from high school, Amber started college in May 2003. She passed out at work one day and was taken to her local emergency department. A CT scan […]

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Tags: 1136, 2145, 3273, 3719, 3739, 3981, 5279, 5324, 5334, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Cancer


December 19th, 2012

Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Leukemia Patient – Max’s Story

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

At the age of eight, Max Harris overcame aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. Successful treatment led to his recovery and several years of good health. Years later, a visit to the dentist confirmed that his health had taken a serious turn for the worse. Severely […]

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Tags: 1136, 2779, 3640, 3719, 3981, 5279, 5333, acute myelogenous leukemia, Arizona, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, induction chemotherapy


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