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Woman discussing treatment options for IBD with her doctor.
Doctor & Patient

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Ulcerative Colitis

You walk into the exam room and greet your GI. You know you had a million questions, but now your mind’s gone blank. Use this crib sheet to get the info you need.

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Diagnosis

Have Ulcerative Colitis? Get to Know These 10 Definitions

Is the terminology of IBD going straight over your head? Here, according to a GI doc, are the key terms you need to know.

Tumor in the larynx.
Five Questions

Throat Cancer Survivor Shares What It's Like to Live With a Laryngectomy

His head and neck cancer cost him his vocal cords, but he’s not letting it take his voice. This doctor shares his story of throat cancer diagnosis and how being a laryngectomee has changed him.

Gynecologist talking to woman about endometrial cancer.
Symptoms

What Your GYN Wants You to Know About Endometrial Cancer

Get the facts about the most common gynecological cancer, including risk factors, diagnosis, treatments, and more, straight from a doctor.

Doctor talking to male patient.
Survivorship

We Need to Talk About Suicide Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

With potential disfigurement and other difficult treatment side effects, survivors of these cancers need support, says one cancer researcher.

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Diagnosis

Do You Need MSI Analysis for Your Endometrial Cancer?

Could your endometrial cancer be caused by microsatellite instability, the cause of at least 20 percent of endometrial cancers? Here’s how to find out.

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Treatment

How to Manage Endometrial Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Whether you've had chemo, radiation, immunotherapy, or a hysterectomy, learn how to manage potential side effects.

Doctor talking to female patient.
Five Questions

A Cancer Doc Explains Microsatellite Instability and Endometrial Cancer

Gynecologic oncologist Mian Shahzad, M.D., answers our top questions on how MSI impacts endometrial cancer.

Woman making heart with hands over her GI tract showing digestive health.
Nutrition

Eat Smart For Colon Cancer Treatment Recovery

Colon cancer and treatment side effects make it hard to take in essential nutrients. Here are some ways to nourish your body and help prevent cancer recurrence.

Pensive female cancer patient experiencing symptoms of depression.
Living With

Metastatic Breast Cancer and Depression

It is normal for a cancer patient to feel sad. But depression is not normal — and it's treatable.