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May 3, 2012

Pancreatic Cancer Removed via Laparoscopic Surgery

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

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


August 12, 2010

Ten Years and Still Cancer Free

By CSMMayo 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 Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

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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