Mayo Clinic Minute: Tampon test for endometrial cancer

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.

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Baby Hip Instability and Dysplasia – Mayo Clinic

Few moments are as joyful as the one when you bring a brand new baby into the world. But imagine the worry you’d feel if right after birth you learned something was wrong. Hip instability is an issue in approximately one in 1-hundred births. Most cases resolve on their own, but some don’t. Mayo Clinic doctors say if you treat hip instability as soon as possible after birth, most kids grow up with healthy, normal hips.

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Surviving Sepsis – Mayo Clinic

Our bodies are very good at fighting infections. The immune system reacts and attacks the bacteria and viruses that make us sick. But sometimes the immune reaction is so strong that it damages the body too. This is called a septic reaction, or sepsis. And the mortality rate associated with it can be high. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They’ve organized a sepsis response team in the intensive care unit. Their goal: to stop sepsis and save lives.

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