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November 14, 2013

Flying High after Successful Laparoscopic Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

Barbara Nehr and her husband Adam had recently retired. Their shared passion for designing and flying experimental airplanes had taken them on many adventures in the past 20 years – adventures they planned to continue. But then the Orlando couple’s plans took a detour. A routine test showed Barbara’s body was not flushing out toxins […]

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Tags: 2254, 5270, 5275, 5279, 5288, 5334, Adam Nehr, Barbara Nehr, Dr. Asbun, hepatobiliary, horacio asbun, Jacksonville


May 31, 2013

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

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


May 3, 2012

Pancreatic Cancer Removed via Laparoscopic Surgery

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

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


March 1, 2011

Scott Hennen on Ulcerative Colitis and Mayo Clinic

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

Scott Hennen, a radio talk show host from Fargo, ND, had surgery at Mayo Clinic yesterday to remove his colon, which had developed several sites with precancerous cells related to his ulcerative colitis, which was first diagnosed in 1997. Scott had previously described his reasons for being public about his medical condition in this post. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2254, 2643, 5275, 5279, 5335, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Scott Hennen, ulcerative colitis


February 27, 2011

Sharing with His Radio Family

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

Scott Hennen is on the air three hours every weekday on his syndicated radio program based in Fargo, North Dakota. He has had ulcerative colitis since 1997, and on Monday morning is scheduled to have his colon removed at Mayo Clinic. Scott came to Rochester late last week for pre-surgery appointments, and broadcast his show […]

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Tags: 1136, 2254, 2643, 5275, 5279, 5335, Fargo, Scott Hennen, ulcerative colitis


August 12, 2010

Ten Years and Still Cancer Free

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with a 20 percent relative survival rate after one-year and a four percent survival rate after five-years for all stages combined, according to the American Cancer Society. With these shocking statistics, one pancreatic cancer survivor wonders how he has beaten all […]

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Tags: 1136, 2254, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5270, 5275, 5334, 5335, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Patient Story


May 14, 2009

Mother’s Day Gift for a Mom Who Has Everything (including Pancreatic Cancer)

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

On Mother’s Day, Jeanine Peterson told the story on her blog of the special gift she gave her mom, a Mayo Clinic patient. With her mom’s permission, we share a portion of the story here:

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Tags: 1136, 2254, 3719, 3723, 5275, 5279, 5316, 5334, Cancer, Mother's Day, Pancreatic Cancer, Whipple


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