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Hematology

November 27, 2019

CAR-T Versus Cancer

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Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her 40s, Tanis Milicevic tried a number of treatments to keep the disease in check. But the cancer came back. Then her Mayo Clinic care team offered Tanis a new option, and it made a world of difference.

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Tags: Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, CAR-T cell therapy, Dr. Han Tun, Dr. Mohamed Kharfan Dabaja, Dr. Yi Lin, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


June 28, 2019

Genetic Test Solves Mystery of Family Bleeding Disorder

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When a problem with low blood platelet counts surfaced in three generations of the Riggs family, Mayo Clinic doctors went to work to discover what was causing the disorder. Genetic testing revealed the answer, and now, armed with that information, the family is moving forward with confidence.

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Tags: Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, Genetic testing, Von Willebrand disease, Whole-exome sequencing


June 5, 2019

Looking to the Future Despite Multiple Myeloma

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Linda Kent has been living with multiple myeloma for seven years. After having only a partial response to the treatment she was on when she lived in Idaho, she moved to Florida and began a different treatment regimen at Mayo Clinic. Today, Linda is more hopeful than ever as she begins new treatment as part […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant program, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


April 22, 2019

Comprehensive Care for a Complex Diagnosis Offers New Hope

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When Travis Morris first came to Mayo Clinic, he had no explanation for the debilitating symptoms that had brought him to Rochester, Minnesota. By the time he left, however, Travis not only had a diagnosis, he had a treatment plan that’s now helping to significantly improve his quality of life.

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant program, Dr. Francis Buadi, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, multiple myeloma, POEMS syndrome, stem cell transplant


October 15, 2018

Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses

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Within the past six years, Devender Tulla developed two serious conditions that could have ended badly for the politician from India. But thanks to his Mayo Clinic care team, Devender was able to fight back. Now he’s returned to work representing his constituents.

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Tags: Dr. Allen Aksamit, Dr. Fredric Meyer, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, Dr. Stephen Ansell, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


April 24, 2018

Doctor Looks to His Alma Mater to Fight a Rare Disease

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As a medical student, Dr. James Stewart was eager to learn to help others. But he was unaware of just how valuable his Mayo Clinic education eventually would be to his own health.  

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Tags: Chronic kidney disease, Department of Hematology, Dr. David Dingli, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Monoclonal gammopathy, Nephrology and Hypertension


November 27, 2017

Finding Blessings in My Battle With Leukemia

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Janie Magruder reflects on her cancer diagnosis and treatment, including a crucial stem cell donation from an unlikely source that helped to save her life.

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Tags: acute myelogenous leukemia, Dr. Jeanne Palmer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, stem cell transplant


August 21, 2017

Beating the Odds Against a Deadly Cancer

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Laughing often, listening to his physicians and receiving monthly chemotherapy have helped Clyde Erickson thrive while dealing with acute myelogenous leukemia.

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Tags: acute myelogenous leukemia, Dr. Aref Al-Kali, hematology, Leukemia


June 6, 2017

From Employee to Patient After Startling Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

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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


October 15, 2016

‘Excited About the Future Because I Have a Future’ — Finding an Answer Through Gene Sequencing

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For 22 years, South Carolina native Brentney Simon and her family thought she was living with a fatal mitochondrial disease. From the time she was born, Brentney has faced a host of medical concerns. At first, her doctors didn’t think she would walk or talk. Brentney proved them wrong. But over the years, she struggled […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Gene Sequencing


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