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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


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 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


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