- By Jen O'Hara
Mayo Clinic Radio: First screening test for endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. Sometimes endometrial cancer is called uterine cancer. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, gynecologic surgeon Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez shares new research aimed at developing a minimally invasive test — using the DNA from a tampon — to detect endometrial cancer. This will be the first screening or early-detection test of its kind. Also on the program, pediatric urologist Dr. Candace Granberg and pediatric gynecologist Dr. Asma Javed will discuss the fertility preservation program at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. This program offers options for fertility rescue for children being treated for cancer or other medical conditions that could affect their fertility. And, physical therapy instructor Dr. Connie Bogard shares tips from the National Council on Aging on falls prevention.
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