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A new beginning: Woman with rare disorder gets life back after stem cell transplant

For years, Cynthia Farmer was locked in a battle with an unknown opponent. The single mother of three suffered from an array of annoying symptoms that got progressively worse as the years passed. Doctors couldn't determine what was wrong with her and as the ailments continued, caring for her children — and herself — became [...]

  • Experience. Every year, Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 2,200 people with uncommon disorders of plasma protein metabolism, including POEMS syndrome.
  • Expertise. POEMS syndrome can be difficult to diagnose. Mayo Clinic has doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating protein disorders of the blood, such as POEMS.
  • Excellent transplant care. Mayo Clinic is a leader in exploring the use of blood stem cell transplants to treat POEMS syndrome.
  • New ideas. Mayo Clinic researchers work to improve treatment of POEMS syndrome. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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