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  1. Prostate Cancer - Topic Overview

    Learn about prostate cancer, the abnormal growth of cells in a man's prostate gland.

  2. Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    For endomterial cancer, schedule an appointment with your doctor if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge, difficult or painful urination, pain during intercourse, or pain in the pelvic area.

  3. Colon Polyps - Topic Overview

    Colon polyps are small growths in your intestine.

  4. Leukemia - Home Treatment

    During treatment for any stage of leukemia, there are things you can do at home to help manage the side effects of leukemia or its treatment. Home treatment may be all that is needed to manage the following common problems. If your doctor has given you in

  5. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional to schedule an appointment if you have had any non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms for longer than 2 weeks.

  6. Leukemia - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent most types of leukemia. Most people with leukemia do not have known risk factors. A risk factor is anything that raises your chances of getting a disease. Some leukemia may be caused by high doses of radiation, exposure to

  7. Leukemia - Exams and Tests

    If your doctor suspects leukemia, he or she will ask about your medical history. Your doctor also will check for enlarged lymph nodes in your neck, underarm, or groin. He or she will also examine you to see if your liver or spleen is enlarged. Your doctor

  8. Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)

    A digital (finger) rectal examination is done to check for abnormalities of organs or other structures in the pelvis and lower abdomen.

  9. Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

    Long-term exposure to estrogen without progesterone to balance it (unopposed estrogen) appears to be the greatest risk factor for developing endometrial cancer.

  10. Lymphadenectomy for Endometrial Cancer

    Lymphadenectomy is surgery to remove lymph nodes.

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