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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.
July 17, 2014