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    In case you missed it: This week’s Top 5 stories on social media

Check out a few of the most popular News Network stories on @mayoclinic social media this past week.

Mayo Clinic Minute: When surgery for endometriosis is the answer

Endometriosis is a painful condition characterized by the growth of cells similar to the uterine lining outside the uterus. Women can alleviate symptoms with over-the-counter or hormone-stabilizing medication, but these do not cure endometriosis. "The only way to really get to the root of endometriosis is surgery," says Dr. Megan Wasson, a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Warning signs of colorectal cancer in younger adults

Dr. Derek Ebner, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, notes that colorectal cancer rates have been rising among adults under 50, especially for rectal cancer. He says it's crucial to recognize the warning signs and seek medical attention promptly.

Mayo Clinic Minute: The difference in brain aneurysms

Dr. Chris Fox, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, says aneurysms fall into two main categories: ruptured aneurysms, which require urgent neurosurgical intervention, and unruptured aneurysms, for which there is time to develop a treatment plan that may include several options.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Spring pollen and allergy tips

If you experience pollen allergies, you likely don't need a calendar to know when spring has arrived. Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergy and immunology expert, offers some tips for managing spring pollen allergies and knowing when it's time to consult an allergist.

Understanding kidney cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, around 81,600 new cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, resulting in 14,390 deaths. In the early stages of the disease, there may be no signs or symptoms.

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