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Cancer; Prevention

Does high-fructose corn syrup cause colon cancer? 6 tips for millennials

By 2030, researchers expect up to a 90 percent increase in colon cancer diagnoses in millennials. But why? In this MedBlog, Syed Kazmi, M.D., discusses whether the U.S. food staple high-fructose corn syrup is to blame and offers tips for millennials to reduce their risk. Learn more.

Cancer; Prevention

Which sunscreen is best – brand name or generic?

When shopping for sunscreen, many brands might catch your eye. But are brand name products more effective than generics? Rajiv Nijhawan, M.D., discusses what matters when choosing a sunscreen – and best practices for getting the most protection.

Cancer; Prevention

Rocket science: How the NASA Twins Study launched a novel radiation protection therapy

Patients will go to the ends of the earth to get the best cancer care, and we’re taking our research even further – into space. In partnership with NASA, UT Southwestern researcher Jerry Shay, Ph.D., is using data from the NASA Twins Study to develop a new drug to reduce cancer radiotherapy side effects.

Cancer; Dermatology

3 skin cancer treatments that might stop melanoma in its tracks

Melanoma rates are increasing in the U.S., even as incidences of other cancers are declining. However, treatment advances in the last decade have tripled survival rates for advanced melanoma.

Cancer; Plastic Surgery; Women's Health

Free-flap breast reconstruction: A natural alternative to implants after cancer

Free-flap breast reconstruction with natural body tissue has emerged as a long-lasting alternative to implants after breast cancer. Explore how women benefit from the procedure, and learn about the patient-centric processes our surgeons followed to become world-class experts.

Cancer; Men's Health; Prevention; Women's Health

Beating the social, emotional side effects of HPV-related head and neck cancer treatment

HPV-related head and neck cancer is increasing among young adults, but traditional treatments can affect how patients look, talk, and even eat – huge factors on a first date. Find out how Baran Sumer, M.D., helps patients beat cancer and minimize socially awkward side effects.

Cancer

11 breast cancer types predict recurrence and might drive personalized treatment

Breast cancer researchers might be a step closer to personalized treatment – and predicting recurrence risk. In this week’s MedBlog, Sangeetha Reddy, M.D., M.S.C.I., discusses today’s advanced treatment and how the study might shape patient care in the next decade. Learn more.

Cancer; Men's Health; Women's Health

Fertility options for cancer survivors

Several types of cancer treatment can make it difficult or impossible for patients to have a baby. Explore the options available for people diagnosed with cancer to preserve their fertility.

Cancer; Prevention

Thyroid nodules and treatment: Get the facts

Many patients panic when they hear the words “thyroid nodule.” Is it cancer? Will it grow? Do I need surgery? In this week’s blog, Iram Hussain, M.D., discusses how thyroid nodules are found, diagnosed, and treated. Learn more.

Cancer

What patients can learn from Alex Trebek’s resolve to beat advanced pancreatic cancer

What patients can learn from Alex Trebek’s resolve to beat advanced pancreatic cancer: UT Southwestern - MedBlog