Successful Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Inspires Richard to Reach Out
Richard Carvajal was in the best shape of his life. He planned to compete in his first Olympic-distance triathlon in August 2014, until he began experiencing sharp abdominal pain on his way to the race. Doctors initially thought Richard had kidney stones, but it turned out to be a symptom of a much more severe condition. Richard was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, so he consulted with doctors at Mayo Clinic and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. Two years later, Richard is in remission and says he recommends anyone dealing with cancer to visit Mayo Clinic.