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BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need an omentectomy as a part of your cancer treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. 

To learn more about who needs this surgical procedure, why it’s done, and what to expect after you’ve had one, we checked in with gynecologic oncologist Nicole Fleming, M.D.

What’s an omentectomy?

An omentectomy is a surgical procedure in which the omentum — or layer of fat and blood vessels that projects off the...

Drawing of intestines against purple background with tiny medical professionals examining and discussing it

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve been told you need an endometrial biopsy, you probably have some questions. Why has it been ordered? What will it involve? And,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Adenocarcinomas can develop in many different parts of the body, including the lungs, prostate, colon, rectum, small bowel, pancreas, stomach...

BY Jennifer Wargo, M.D.

As a cancer surgeon and researcher, I’ve poured my heart and soul into making a difference for patients over the past 20 years. Recently, though, the tables were turned, and I found myself facing a major health crisis and potential cancer diagnosis myself.

Thanks to my amazing MD Anderson colleagues, I’m healthy again, with a fresh perspective, passion for life and whole new level of commitment to ending cancer.

Gynecologic...

Jennifer Wargo, M.D., with her children

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

A hysterectomy is a common procedure used to treat gynecologic cancers, like ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, and other...

BY Kirsten Arendes

When I was diagnosed with clear cell endometrial carcinoma — a rare type of uterine cancer — in late July, there was no question as to where...

BY Kirsten Arendes

The past few months have been a little hard for me. For one thing, there’s the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For another, I was diagnosed with...

BY Ronda Wendler

Julia Pitts knew something was wrong when, at age 62, she started bleeding and cramping.

“I thought when my menopause ended years earlier...

BY Callie Glaves

I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I became an aunt at a very young age, and I loved taking care of my nieces and nephews. I worked at a child...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients come to MD Anderson for many reasons. Some want the expertise of the nation’s top hospital for cancer care for cancer care...