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Alternate Names : Dysmenorrhea. Menstrual cramps are the pain and cramping some women experience during their monthly periods. The term dysmenorrhea usually refers to pain and cramps severe enough to prevent normal activity






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Pancreatic Cancer

Alternate Names : Cancer of the Pancreas

Pancreatic Cancer | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the disease diagnosed?

Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer begins with a medical history and physical exam. The healthcare provider may order tests, including:

  • an abdominal CT scan
  • a biopsy to remove a small piece of tissue for examination
  • CT scans and specialized X-rays to determine if the cancer has spread

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    Pancreatic Cancer: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: Miriam P. Rogers, EdD, RN, AOCN, CNS
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/28/01



    An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. The most common site is within a fallopian tube. More rarely an embryo may implant within an ovary, in the cervix, or on the abdominal wall





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