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May 9, 2021 · Leave a Comment

One last adventure for patient entering hospice

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Aggie Morgan has always been adventurous. She’s been skydiving, scuba diving and enjoyed vacations with her husband, John Morgan, in the jungles of Central America. Entering her 70s, there was one adventure she looked forward to but hadn’t taken: a hot air balloon ride. She and her friends attempted to take a balloon ride on […]

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Tags: Aggie Morgan, Cancer, Kerry Olson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, multiple myeloma


June 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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


February 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Remission Accomplished With a Novel Approach to Medication Allergy

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Bob Christmas was allergic to the medication most likely to control his recurrent multiple myeloma. His Mayo Clinic team tackled that challenge by desensitizing Bob to the medication, putting him on the road to remission.

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Tags: Allergic diseases, Dr. Kristen McCullough, Dr. Martha Lacy, Mayo Clinic Specialty Pharmacy, multiple myeloma


January 23, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Tailored Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Yields Ideal Results

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When Diane Thompson came to Mayo Clinic diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she believed the time she had left to live was limited. But to her surprise, the individualized treatment she received put her cancer in remission.

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Tags: Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, multiple myeloma


June 6, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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


February 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Innovative Multiple Myeloma Care Renews a Pilot’s Energy and Outlook

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At 81 years old, Harold Rogers has had quite a ride. For 30 years, the St. Mary’s, Georgia, resident was an air traffic controller and corporate jet pilot. But nothing prepared Harold for a diagnosis in early 2009 of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells inside bone marrow, which is considered incurable. “I’d […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Dr. Lawrence Solberg, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


January 30, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mother and Daughter Winning Battle With Cancer Despite Family History of the Disease

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Most of us have known someone with cancer, either in our family or with a friend or an acquaintance. But cancer can be particularly cruel when it seems to target a specific family over and over again. For the Zepeda family of Miami, cancer has stricken a mother, her daughter, a number of other family […]

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Tags: Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant, Bilateral Masectomay, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Dr. Candido Rivera, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Sikander Ailawashi, multiple myeloma


September 11, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Clinical Trial Helps Physician Take On Multiple Myeloma

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti (@pscotti)

When 69-year-old allergist and rheumatologist Mike Mass. M.D., was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2013, he quickly realized that being the patient and trusting the advice of a fellow physician with expertise in a disease outside of his realm of expertise would be a challenge. “I’ve always advocated open communications with my patients about their […]

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Tags: Dr. Asher Chanan-Khan, Mayo Clinic in Florida, multiple myeloma


June 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Patient with “Double Trouble” Diagnosis Finds Answers at Mayo Clinic

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti (@pscotti)

Being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a serious blood cancer, is difficult enough to accept. But being told that you also have a rare hematologic condition called amyloidosis — a disorder that could prevent you from receiving the bone marrow transplant necessary to combat your myeloma — could put anyone’s strength to the test. Such was the case […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Taimur Sher, Kendall Schwindt, kidney, MayoClinicFL, multiple myeloma, nephrology, Patient Story


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