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November 13th, 2015

Recovery Turns Into Cancer Battle for Avid Runner

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

                                    An avid runner, Judi Zitiello, 66, was forced into a six-week hiatus when she developed a meniscus tear in early 2014. The retired financial executive was always active – exercising, hosting dinner parties, and volunteering to run the JT Townsend […]

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Tags: Dr. Horacio Asbun, Dr. Kristina DeMatas, Florida Campus, pancreas, Pancreatic Cancer, purple strides, Whipple


November 15th, 2013

Finding Coach Rudy

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

With no cure available, a Mayo patient finds comfort in a reunion with a former teacher whose words and encouragement had a lasting impact on his life. With some help from his Mayo physician.   Tim Ruettiger, a gym teacher and wrestling coach in New Lennox, Ill., had no idea what a lasting impression he […]

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Tags: 2241, 2250, 5279, 5299, 5334, Cancer, Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, Dr. Horacio Asbun, Dr. Mary O'Connor, hematology, liver cancer, Mayo Clinic in Florida


May 3rd, 2012

Pancreatic Cancer Removed via Laparoscopic Surgery

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

Mindy Cahn is living proof that pancreatic cancer can be beat. The odds can be daunting. According to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for localized pancreatic cancer is 21 percent. For cancer that has spread, the survival rate is about 9 percent. Cahn, 60, had been diagnosed with a softball-sized cyst on […]

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Tags: 2254, 5334, Dr. Horacio Asbun, laparoscopic surgery, Mindy Cahn, Pancreatic Cancer


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