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Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Health Writer

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.

Latest by Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

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Symptoms

Spotting Signs of Recurrent or Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer for which symptoms usually do not appear early. That’s unfortunate because symptoms are what motivate people to seek help. It’s important to understand the difference between signs and symptoms.

Hip replacement x-ray.
Treatment

When Is Surgery Appropriate for Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis sometimes requires surgery to help ease the pain of the condition. Here's how to decide if surgery is necessary.

A doctor examines a woman with ankylosing spondylitis.
Chronic Life

Who to See If You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis

Effectively diagnosing and treating ankylosing spondylitis requires a multidisciplinary care team. These are the specialists you should see.

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Complications

Common Head and Neck Cancer Complications

Treatment for head and neck cancer can leave survivors with an array of challenges. Here are some common complications you should know about.

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Symptoms

Will Head and Neck Cancer Come Back?

Learn these important facts about head and neck cancer recurrence so you know what to watch for.

Woman walking alone.
Caregiving

The Night I Said Goodbye

Caregiving for her husband after his colon cancer diganosis took its toll on Judi Ebbert. Read the emotional story of how she said goodbye.

Bob Simons on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
Caregiving

My Husband Had Advanced Colon Cancer

Her husband's colon cancer diagnosis turned their world upside down. Read Judi Ebbert's story about becoming the caregiver for his cancer journey.

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Caregiving

Colon Cancer Caregiver Survival Tips

If you're caregiving for a loved one with advanced colon cancer, follow these tips to help you care for yourself at the same time.

Blue ribbon tied on woman's finger for colon cancer awareness.
Diagnosis

All Things Blue For Colon Cancer Awareness

Check out these creative ways to show your colon cancer awareness by wearing blue.

Kathleen Frederick and her brother Tom.
Family Health History

Blood Bond: How One Woman’s Stem Cells Saved Her Brother’s Life

The donor of a life-saving stem cell transplant shares her experience. Learn what it’s like to donate your stem cells.