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How To Approach Your Pap Smear Test When You Have Endometriosis

This week on The Blossom, Alice Broster pens a handy and much-needed guide on how endometriosis patients should approach their pap smear tests. Tips include making sure your clinician knows about your endometriosis diagnosis, as well as remembering that you are in control and can reschedule your appointment if you’re having a bad pain day. Read on for more tips, as well as wisdom from two interviewed patients.

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Why This Endo Surgeon is Running the TCS New York City Marathon

Dr. Cara King is a minimally invasive gynecological surgeon practicing from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. And get this—she’s running the New York City Marathon! “I run to advance knowledge and treatment options for patients suffering with this disease,” Dr. King says. Thank you, Dr. King, for your dedication to affecting serious change in the future of endometriosis care. 

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The Bittersweet Affirmation of an Endo Diagnosis

This is your weekly reminder that your pain is not all in your head and you are not crazy! On this week’s EndoTV, endometriosis patient and advocate Vonesa Aslani tells Diana Falzone her endometriosis story, and the relief she found in getting answers and finally being correctly diagnosed. Vonesa powerfully taps into one of the most shared experiences endometriosis patients feel post-diagnosis: a bittersweet affirmation that, despite an endo diagnosis, the pain you’re feeling is real.

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