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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


November 6, 2013

Life after C. difficile

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

Dianne Shea thought that the fevers, chills, vomiting, nausea and endless bouts of diarrhea from C. diff would take away her independence. But after a fecal transplant, she says, “My life began again.”   Written by Dianne Shea I’ve been a paraplegic and a Mayo Clinic patient for more than 10 years. My legs decided […]

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Tags: 4230, 5275, 5335, C. difficile, diarrhea, Dr. Darrell Pardi, Dr. Sahil Khanna, fecal transplant, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, spinal tumor


July 11, 2013

Anna’s Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

At age 30, Anna Webster was a busy single mom juggling work and caring for her 11-year-old daughter. She didn’t have time to be sick. But after passing out one evening in the spring of 2009, she spent three days in a Jacksonville, Fla., emergency room while doctors tried to figure out what was wrong. […]

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Tags: 1841, 2250, 3719, 3793, 5157, 5275, 5279, 5324, 5334, 5417, anna webster, Cancer


July 3, 2013

Make Good Things Come From Bad

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

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 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


March 27, 2013

Gift from Daughter to Dad: a Liver Donation

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Chuck Lewensten ran a successful business, hunted in Africa and played tennis with his fiancé, Jill. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis changed all that. By the summer of 2010, the disease had ravaged Lewensten’s liver, leaving him homebound and dependent on his family for care. Instead of hunting trips, Lewensten’s travels took him only to the emergency room. […]

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Tags: 2248, 3793, 5275, 5324, 5335, Amy Konsewicz, Chuck Lewensten, Dr. Michael Charlton, Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant, living donation, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


March 21, 2013

He Said, She Said: How One Couple Battled Colon Cancer Together

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Sue Willingham remembers the May 2010 day well. She was getting ready to take her two children to school. But before leaving the house, she did what any mom might – use the restroom. But then she noticed she’d lightly soiled her undergarments. Only she didn’t remember it happening. At 45, Willingham was the picture […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 3719, 5275, 5334, colo-rectal cancer, colon, Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, MayoClinicFL


December 13, 2012

With an uncertain cancer diagnosis, Ning Chien sought answers at Mayo

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

“The sky seems bluer and the air smells fresher,” says Ning Chien, after being accurately diagnosed by Mayo doctors with treatable autoimmune pancreatitis, rather than suspected cancer.

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Tags: 5275, 5335, 5365, Autoimmune Pancreatitis, Dr. Vege, Mayo Clinic, Ning Chien


March 21, 2012

Doubly Rewarding: Weight Loss and Liver Transplant for Rare Disorder

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

In 2007, Kimmy Lockwood decided to be screened for weight-loss surgery to address a longtime weight problem. Little did she know that decision would be lifesaving and eventually lead to a liver transplant at Mayo Clinic. Tests indicated Lockwood had low iron levels. Her local physicians found the reason — a genetic disorder called hereditary […]

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Tags: 3013, 5275, 5324, 5335, Kimmy Lockwood, Liver Transplant


March 1, 2012

Singing Praise After New Esophageal Cancer Treatment

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

Esophageal cancer took Jorge Rivera, 47, by surprise. An auto loan manager and a father of three, he had a full life and a passion for performing sacred music with his family. Rivera, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, had “the usual” heartburn symptoms from what he describes as a typical Puerto Rican diet. But a […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 5267, 5275, 5279, 5334, Cancer, esophageal cancer, Jorge Rivera


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