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Fargo man receives groundbreaking procedure at MeritCare

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The first sign that something was awry with John Jambois' abdomen was a hernia that popped one day while he was jogging.

A few weeks later his surgeon came back with bad news: Testing and diagnostic surgery determined he had cancer in the lining of his abdomen.


That discovery six years ago was the beginning of a medical odyssey that, after two major operations and a recurrence of the cancer, has reached a happy conclusion for the retired Fargo executive.

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