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Esophageal Cancer: Ken Light's story
Ken Light had come to know OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital inside and out as a facilities worker there for the past 34 years. Yet it was when he learned he had esophageal cancer that he got an altogether different look inside the hospital.
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Pancreatic Cancer: Alvin’s story
Hepatobiliary surgeons John Matyas, MD, and Keith Nichols, MD, each have in their offices at Riverside Methodist Hospital a small bookshelf built by one of their patients — Alvin Immell. The shelves were Alvin’s way of heeding their advice to “keep moving” as he recovered from surgery for pancreatic cancer and thanking th...
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Pancreatic Cancer - Cheryl's Story, An Expert on Bedside Manner
Cheryl thought the symptoms that brought her to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital’s emergency room were the consequences of being overweight and diabetic. She couldn’t imagine that the pain in her legs and the unbearable itching she was experiencing would turn out to be the symptoms of pancreatic cancer. 


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