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Mother and Daughter With Cancer Find Hope and Healing at Mayo Clinic

April 5, 2018

Mother and Daughter With Cancer Find Hope and Healing at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

When she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Yadira Zepeda learned she likely had just months to live. That was almost 30 years ago. Today, the 70-year-old grandmother credits her survival – and her daughter’s – to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Dr. Candido Rivera, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Mayo Clinic in Florida, multiple myeloma


January 8, 2015

His Life Was Saved Through Blood Donation

By In the Loop intheloop

Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D., a Mayo Clinic hematologist and oncologist, understands the importance of blood donation to his patients. In a recent guest column for the Florida Times-Union, he shares a story of a patient who almost didn’t make it to an appointment. “Unexpectedly, he started vomiting blood and was rushed to the closest emergency room, […]

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Tags: blood donation, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Red Cross


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