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  1. Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

    What is a stem cell transplant?Most stem cells are in your bone marrow. You also have some in your blood. Bone marrow stem cells turn into red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets to help your body stay healthy. If your bone marrow is attacked by a disease such as leukemia, it can no longer make normal blood cells. In a stem cell transplant, healthy stem cells are placed in your body ...

  2. Cervical Cancer - Topic Overview

    Cervical cancer causes (human papillomavirus infection), symptoms (abnormal vaginal discharge and pain), diagnosis (Pap test), treatment, and prevention.

  3. Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer

    A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. A hysterectomy to remove endometrial cancer usually includes the removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes (bilateral salpingo - oophorectomy).

  4. Leukemia - What Increases Your Risk

    Most people who have leukemia do not have any known risk factors.

  5. Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer - Home Treatment

    During medical treatment for any stage of endometrial cancer, you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that may accompany endometrial cancer or cancer treatment. Home treatment may be all that is needed to manage the following common pro

  6. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  7. Leukemia - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor to schedule an appointment if you have had any symptoms for longer than two weeks, such as a new lump or swollen gland in your neck, under your arm, or in your groin.

  8. Colon Polyps - Home Treatment

    There is no home treatment for colon polyps. But you can take steps that may help prevent colon polyps from developing.

  9. Watchful Waiting (Surveillance) for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Watchful waiting (surveillance) is a period in the treatment of non - Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in which little or no treatment is done. It does not mean that your health professionals are giving up or refusing to give you treatment. ...

  10. Colon Polyps - Treatment Overview

    Most colon polyps do not cause any problems, but they are typically removed during screening if you have a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

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