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Heart

Stereotactic radiation offers new hope for high-risk heart patients

UT Southwestern is the only center in North Texas offering cardiac radioablation, a novel therapy that uses focused stereotactic radiation to assist in cardiac ablation for high-risk patients.

Cancer; Digestive

Colonoscopy and alternative screenings for colon cancer just got easier

Age 45 is the new milestone for average-risk patients to get their first colorectal cancer screening. Get the latest screening options – including easier colonoscopy prep! – and everything you need to know about getting screened.

Cancer; Men's Health

TULSA treats prostate cancer with no incisions, surgery, or radiation

Men with localized, low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer are seeking TULSA: an outpatient, alternative to surgery or active surveillance: no incisions, surgery, or radiation required. Learn more.

Brain; Cancer

Gamma Knife gives brain cancer patients access to top team and technology

Successful outcomes in Gamma Knife radiosurgery require a team approach – and a lot of quality checks. Neurosurgeon Toral Patel, M.D., discusses the process in this week's MedBlog.

Cancer

Lung cancer in young nonsmokers is on the rise: Uncovering the cause

U.S #lungcancer rates have declined for decades, except in one group: Young adults who never smoked. Jonathan Dowell, M.D., discusses what we know about the risks, as well as ongoing research to reveal more answers.

Cancer; Discovery

Family history matters, especially for your future cancer risk

Family matters – especially when it comes to your future health. Genetic counseling expert Remington Fenter discusses how to make a family medical history and how doing so can impact your health trajectory.

Cancer; Plastic Surgery; Women's Health

New breast reconstruction approach delivers efficiency, natural results for cancer patients

DIEP flap breast reconstruction uses your own tissue to provide a natural look and feel after cancer. See how UT Southwestern has reduced operating time by half to provide a better, more efficient patient experience.

Cancer

IORT: Treating cancer with internal radiation therapy

With brachytherapy, tiny implements deliver radiation directly to a tumor. And the list of cancers for which it is effective is expanding. Learn more about how UT Southwestern is leading the way in brachytherapy in Texas.

Cancer; Men's Health

Genetic testing for prostate cancer: What men and their families should know

Prostate cancer can run in the family. Explore how genetic counseling can help families understand and potentially treat a range of genetic cancers.

COVID; Cancer

No smoke & mirrors: Vaping increases COVID-19 risks in young adults

New research shows that vaping increases the risk of COVID-19 infection and serious complications. Explore the data and get help quitting – virtually.