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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

Cancer

Life after finishing cancer treatment: What does remission look like?

An important part of life after cancer is balancing good health and enjoying life to the fullest. Discover how tumor surveillance can help improve the physical and mental well-being of patients who survive cancer recurrence.

Cancer; Nutrition

Outrun (or outwalk!) cancer: How exercise can help reduce treatment symptoms

Research suggests that nearly all patients with cancer should exercise as part of their treatment plan. Exercise can help reduce side effects from cancer treatment and the disease itself. Find out which exercises can be most beneficial and how to get started.

Cancer

New immunotherapy drug combination is a significant advancement in kidney cancer therapy

A new immunotherapy drug combination has been dubbed a significant advancement in kidney cancer treatment. The combination of ipilimumab and nivolumab can improve outcomes and quality of life. Learn more.

Cancer

Can Pancreatic Cancer Be Prevented?

Pancreatic cancer is aggressive and tough to beat. How researchers are staying a step ahead of this dangerous disease.

Cancer

Eating with Cancer

From sugar to supplements, our experts weigh in on what to eat and what to avoid.