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Mission: Cure is committed to dramatically improving the health and well-being of children and adults suffering from chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis within 10 years. On these pages you’ll find new information from the world’s leading pancreatitis experts about the causes, drivers and symptoms of the disease along with the latest on research, scientific discoveries, available treatments and clinical trials.





March 17, 2023

Cracking the Code: How to Lower Your Medical Bills and Take Control of Healthcare Costs

Did you know that nearly 1 in 10 American adults - approximately 23 million people - are struggling with unpaid medical debt? According to a survey by the KFF Foundation, 11 million of these adults owe over $2,000, while 3 million owe more than $10,000. In light of rising costs for essential items like groceries and the fact that 64%…
February 10, 2023

Easing Chronic Pancreatitis Pain | Johns Hopkins Pancreatitis Pain Program In this Mission: Cure patient education webinar, Dr. Speed and Dr. Treisman discuss the Johns Hopkins Pancreatitis Pain Program. Pain is a difficult and often avoided topic. However, pain plays a central role in the lives of chronic pancreatitis patients and their caregivers. It is therefore important to understand the causes, impact and treatment options of chronic pancreatitis pain.…
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July 8, 2021

Patient Story: Diagnosing Hereditary Pancreatitis: Rhiannon’s Story

Rhiannon Bending, 31, shares her story with hereditary pancreatitis Although Rhiannon's father had chronic pancreatitis, doctors were unaware that hereditary pancreatitis can be passed down through genetics and kept reassuring that her that she will not suffer from the disease. Genetic testing gave her the answers she so badly needed-- she has hereditary chronic pancreatitis. Rhiannon shares the effect this…