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Lutheran Medical Center

Gastrointestinal Patient Stories

Gastrointestinal conditions can make people feel isolated and alone. But our patients are never alone from the first symptom through diagnosis and treatment.

Let the people we’ve helped inspire you with stories of strength, healing and hope. Across our healthcare system, we've helped thousands. These are just a few. Know that wherever you are located, we have the expertise to help you.

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Teri's story

The morning Teri went to the ER with a side ache, she was focused on her career, not cancer. A Stage IV colorectal cancer diagnosis changed all that. Teri was blindsided, but she found the will to live from the family that stood by her side. “I was determined to see my kids, to spend time with my husband, to see my mom, to be able to meet my grandchildren.”

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