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Todd Gersten, MD

Medical Reviewer

Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, Florida. Medical reviewer for VeriMed Healthcare Network.

Latest by Todd Gersten, MD

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Diagnosis

Gastric Cancer Risk Factors You Should Know

Want to know what puts you at risk for stomach cancer? Age, sex, dietary habits, and other factors are key.

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Diagnosis

9 Tips for Eating After a Gastrectomy

This chef and stomach cancer survivor offers great post-gastrectomy cooking and eating tips.

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Diagnosis

Best Resources for Stomach Cancer Support

Looking for information or a support network after a stomach cancer diagnosis? Check out these organizations to find help.

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Diagnosis

NSCLC Medical Terms Decoded

Cut through the confusing language around advanced lung cancer with this guide to the most common terms you might hear from your doctor.

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Diagnosis

Can You Inherit Cancer?

Lynch syndrome is the most common inherited cancer disorder, and it raises your risk of colon cancer, rectal cancer, and other cancer types.

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Diagnosis

Microsatellite Instability and Colon Cancer

Microsatellite instability can make you more susceptible to colon cancer. Here's what you should know about testing for biomarkers and treating MSI tumors.

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Advanced Stages

What's Your Risk of Metastatic Breast Cancer?

These are the metastatic breast cancer risk factors you should know about, including your age, family history, and the potential treatment options.

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Advanced Stages

How Does Metastatic Breast Cancer Spread?

Breast cancer can spread, or metastasize, to the bones, brain, liver, and lungs. Learn more about the treatments for each.

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Advanced Stages

What Do You Know About Nutrition and Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge on best nutrition practices when you have metastatic breast cancer.

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Prevention

Man With Stage 4 Cancer Urges HPV Vaccination

Michael Becker always wanted to write a memoir. When he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, sharing his story suddenly took on even greater meaning.