What should you ask your physician about endometrial cancer?

It is important for you to have honest, open discussions with your physician. You should ask questions, no matter how trivial you may think they are. Some questions to consider: What type and grade of endometrial cancer do I have? Has my cancer spread beyond the uterus? What is the stage of my cancer and what does that mean in my case? What treatments are appropriate for me? What do you recommend? Why? What should I do to be ready for treatment? What risks or side effects should I expect? What are the chanc...

What is stomach cancer?

The stomach is a sack-like organ located just under the diaphragm (muscle under the lungs). Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is the name for cancer that begins in the stomach, generally the stomach lining. This type of cancer can eventually spread to lymph nodes and organs such as the liver, pancreas, colon, lungs and ovaries. People occasionally confuse the stomach organ with the abdominal area, saying they have a "stomach ache" when really the pain could be occurring in the appendix, small inte...

What do I need to know about the treatment for colorectal cancer?

The doctor develops a treatment plan to fit each patient’s needs. Treatment for colorectal cancer depends on the size and location of the tumor, the stage of the disease, the patient’s general health, and other factors. Most people who have cancer want to learn all they can about the disease and their treatment choices so they can take an active part in decisions about their medical care. It helps to make a list of questions before seeing the doctor. Here are some questions you may want to ask before treatm...