• By Dana Sparks

Women’s Wellness: Tampon test for endometrial cancer

December 14, 2016

young woman holding a tampon menstrual period

Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. If caught early, endometrial cancer can be cured. But, there is not a reliable screening test to detect it.

Mayo Clinic experts hope to change that. Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez and her team are developing a screening test that women can administer at home ─ using a tampon.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Bakkum-Gamez about the tampon test for endometrial cancer.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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