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Cancer

Vic’s story: Glioblastoma and a ‘Magic Johnson miracle’

Vic Zanetti talks about being diagnosed and treated for grade 4 glioblastoma, and how he plans to keep outrunning it until medicine can catch up.

Cancer

Smokers – Make 2017 Your Year to Get Screened

Still smoking and concerned about lung cancer? You can reduce your worry with our state-of-the-art lung cancer screening program. Smoking cessation can reduce your risk.

Cancer

‘My dog saved my life’: How Madelyn has survived ovarian cancer for 10 years

UT Southwestern patient, Madelyn, shares how her dog prompted her to see the doctor that diagnosed her with ovarian cancer.

Cancer

No approved therapy? Consider becoming a research volunteer

Without research volunteers like Sheri Evans, clinical advancements toward new medical treatments simply aren’t possible.

Digestive

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

The pancreas is a vital part of the digestive system and helps regulate blood sugar. Rebecca Minter, M.D., and Jessica Abramowitz, M.D., explain how it’s possible to live without one.

Cancer

Breastfeeding during cancer treatment

Can mothers breastfeed while undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer? We answer this question and more, keeping mom and baby healthy and safe.

Transplant

Gift of a lifetime

A routine cholesterol check first threatened Chuck Dandridge’s retirement and then his life. But an experimental procedure at UT Southwestern and a gift from his son, Jon, produced a remarkable turnaround – and some medical history.

Cancer

7 drinks that may affect your cancer risk

You are what you eat, but you’re also what you drink! Dr. Froehlich pops the top on 7 beverages that may affect your cancer risk.

Cancer

Cancer Prevention: Nutrition

Research has shown time and again that our lifestyle choices – including diet and nutrition – have a major effect on our overall health and cancer risk.

Cancer

Caring for a community

As the only National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center in the North Texas region, UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center is committed to sharing its expertise and improving the quality of lung cancer care for this area of the country.