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Hematology

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


July 1, 2016

Remembrance Events at Mayo Clinic Give Family Time to Reflect and Share

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Carol Mannell remembers her younger sister, Kathy VanHulle, as a woman who loved meeting new people and having fun. Carol recalls how, despite being in the midst of receiving care for a serious illness when she was at Mayo Clinic, Kathy would take time to strike up conversations with people sitting next to her in […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Litzow, Hematology Oncology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo School of Health Sciences


May 16, 2016

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

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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


March 2, 2016

Resilient Young Woman Finds Hope Despite Hurdles, Shares Story at Fiesta Bowl

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Megan LaChance used to dream of being a successful business woman. But a series of events, medical and otherwise, led her on a different path – an educational path that culminated with her sharing her surprising story at the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona on Jan. 1, 2016. Even though she’s just 24 years old, Megan […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, bone cancer, Dr. Kelly Curtis, Li-Fraumeni syndrome


February 19, 2016

Many Hands Make Hopeful Work for Nielsen Boys

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“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


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