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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


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


July 24th, 2013

Why I’m Now Practicing ‘Safe Sun’

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Summer’s here and I’m ready to be outside. Whether it’s going to the beach, attending sporting events, or just strolling downtown, I’ve been looking forward to having fun in the sun. After all, having grown up in Florida, I love being outside. But after being on the job at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville – which […]

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Tags: 3037, 5263, 5279, 5334, 5426, Cancer, Dermatology, Florida, hematology, MayoClinicFL, melanoma, oncology


July 3rd, 2013

Make Good Things Come From Bad

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

During a hospitalization for pneumonia more than 20 years ago in her hometown of Barrington, IL, Ilse Hein received very frightening news: she had multiple myeloma. Initially she understood that she had a skin cancer (a melanoma), though she soon learned that multiple myeloma was actually very different: a complex cancer of the bone marrow. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2248, 2271, 2375, 5275, 5279, 5335, 5336, breast cancer, Cancer, Dr. Patrick Kamath, Dr. Philip Greipp


May 31st, 2013

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Dorylee Baez lives fearlessly. Whether flying down a zip line or organizing a pancreatic cancer patient group in Puerto Rico, she plunges into life with zest. The 31-year-old academic advisor at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is known as someone who is tenacious, overcoming whatever obstacles get in her way to achieve and […]

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Tags: 2246, 2250, 2254, 3719, 3723, 5150, 5275, 5279, 5334, chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, FL


January 3rd, 2013

Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Twelve years ago, Ron Wilson woke up with a swollen neck and knew something was very wrong. After visiting his doctor, he learned that his blood counts were off the charts. Consultation with an oncologist revealed shocking news – Ron was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a non-curable but treatable form of blood […]

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Tags: 1136, 2145, 2146, 3100, 3640, 3719, 3740, 3981, 5279, 5334, BMT, Cancer


March 16th, 2012

My Stem Cells

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

During the summer of 2011, my husband, David, underwent a series of tests which revealed extremely high levels of a certain protein in his blood.  As a result, we were referred to the Hematology Department at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, for further evaluation and diagnosis.  We were seen in September, 2011, and a bone marrow […]

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Tags: 1136, 2272, 3640, 3719, 5279, 5324, 5335, amyloidosis, Cancer, Carole Harber, David, Foo Fighters


August 26th, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 3 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

by Patricia Wagner Thanks for sticking with me! In this entry, I’ll be talking about what is involved in being your own advocate. I believe that for myself, I would not be alive to write to you now had I not realized that I am in charge – not the professionals whose help I seek. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, hematology, myelofibrosis, Ruben Mesa


March 24th, 2010

Waldenström Macroglobulinemia: Integrated Treatment and Research at Mayo Clinic

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Earl Nolting was diagnosed with Waldenström Macroglobulinemia (WM) in 2000. WM is a rare disorder involving enlargement of the liver and spleen associated with anemia, nose bleeding, and an abnormal blood protein. After his diagnosis, Earl joined a WM support group, which led him to Mayo Clinic. At his very first meeting, people were talking […]

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Tags: Dr. Craig Reeder, Dr. Morie Gertz, Dr. Steve Ansell, hematology, Research, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia


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