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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

July 26, 2010


By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Ms. Patricia Benjamin talks about her experience with pancreatitis and the care she received at Mayo Clinic. See also a video with Dr. Santhi Vege, Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic’s nationally recognized Pancreas Clinic treats patients with diseases of the pancreas. The Pancreas Clinic is staffed by doctors from multiple specialties. Related Diseases Pancreatitis Related Departments […]

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July 24, 2010

Back to Her “New Normal”

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

As a 14-year-old, Ann Strom understandably had knots in her stomach about starting her freshman year of high school. These knots, however, did not go away. Following several weeks of abdominal pain, Strom and her parents began to suspect that her upset stomach was more than the result of nervousness or flu. After a series […]

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July 22, 2010

Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

When I walked into Dr. Sunanda Kane’s office at Mayo Clinic, I was crying. I had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease not long before, and I was devastated by the news. I know some people who have Crohn’s, and they were not doing well. I had one baby and knew I wanted to have another, […]

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Tags: 2642, 5275, 5335, Crohn's Disease, Patient Story

May 10, 2010

When John Gillis got esophageal cancer, he trusted Mayo Clinic

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

John Gillis went to “the best place possible” when he got esophageal cancer and got a result that he never imagined. The persistent stomach pain caught John Gillis by surprise. The active 53-year-old had rarely been sick a day in his life. He sought care from a doctor in his hometown of Fishers, Ind., who […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 3640, 3719, 3723, 5275, 5323, 5335, Cancer, Patient Story

March 31, 2010

The disease that killed my mother was the same disease that was killing me

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

I am writing my story of celiac disease. I was diagnosed in March 2008, at the age of 73. I also want to tell my mother’s story. She passed away in 1945 at the age of 30; when I was only 9½ years old. My mother was sick all her life. I remember her not […]

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August 20, 2009

Carol’s Story: Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

This article was submitted by Scott Van Dyke, Carol’s husband and caregiver Carol Van Dyke entered Mayo Clinic in June 2002 to discuss treatments for her Hepatitis C which had caused stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. She had a blood transfusion in 1964 to stop bleeding from a hysterectomy due to a miscarriage. During […]

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Tags: 1859, 2427, 5275, 5335, Cancer, Hepatitis, Patient Stories

August 18, 2009

A patient’s story

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

This article was submitted by Mayo Clinic Jacksonville patient, Fred Page In late summer 2005, after 50 days in a non-Florida hospital, a nurse helped me out of the wheelchair and into my wife’s waiting vehicle. We were going home! Our battle waged with the deadly bacteria pseudomonas had ended. However, a weight loss of […]

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May 14, 2009

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

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

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

May 7, 2009

Anne de Bari

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

December 7, 1941 was labeled by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a “Day of Infamy” after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  For my wife, Anne, and me the date was April 13, 2009 when we heard from our family doctor that Anne had metastatic colon cancer.  The most unbelievable thing to us was that she had […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 3719, 5275, 5279, 5335, Cancer, cancer education, Colon Cancer, Mayo Clinic, patient education, Patient Stories

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