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Todd Gersten, MD

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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

10 Things to Know About Metastatic Breast Cancer

The more you know about the recurring forms of breast cancer, the better prepared you will be to continue your fight against it.

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Diagnosis

The 10 Things Your Friend with MBC Wants You to Know

It can be difficult to understand what others with breast cancer are going through. This is what your loved one needs you to know but might be scared to tell you.

Predicting the Course of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Diagnosis

Predicting the Course of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Not all metastatic breast cancers are the same. This new mathematical model could give you more specific information about your prognosis.

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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.

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Living With

Living Longer with Metastatic Breast Cancer: A New Report

Many people think metastatic breast cancer is a death sentence, but more women are living longer despite this serious diagnosis.

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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.