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Cancer; Digestive; Prevention

Skip the colon cancer screening? Not in the U.S.

Is colon cancer screening necessary? A study out of the U.K. published in The BMJ suggests average-risk patients age 50-79 might not need a colonoscopy if they have low risk-score. But Syed Kazmi, M.D., disagrees when it comes to U.S. patients. Find out why in this MedBlog.

Cancer; Prevention; Women's Health

3 ways patients benefit from 3D mammograms

Even with known benefits of 3D mammography – such as reduced healthcare costs and earlier detection of cancer – the technology still has its critics. But what some people call an upsell opportunity, is actually the best patient care. Breast imaging expert Basak Dogan, M.D., discusses the benefits of 3D mammography in this week’s MedBlog. Learn more.

Brain; Cancer

Glowing tumors: How fluorescence helps neurosurgeons fight brain cancer

UT Southwestern's neurosurgery team recently performed the first two fluorescence-guided brain tumor removals in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, using an advanced technology that makes the cancer cells glow so it is easier to see and remove them. Kalil Abdullah, M.D., led the surgery team and discusses the effect of this advanced treatment for glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor.

Cancer; Women's Health

Genetic testing for breast cancer could benefit more women

Cancer

Finding cancer support to ease the burdens

Proper cancer support can help you or a loved one take on the challenges of cancer. Learn how we can help you ease your stress, from financial to emotional.

Cancer; Prevention

Harnessing artificial intelligence in medicine

With artificial intelligence (AI), researchers at UT Southwestern are using the power of computers to make inroads in diagnosing and treating diseases.

Cancer

Thyroid cancer stories: Scott Burchett’s fight

With the help of his team at UTSW’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, Scott Burchett fought back against thyroid cancer.

Cancer; Women's Health

Recent advances in breast cancer treatment

Recent advances in breast cancer treatment have allowed for more individualized therapies for patients. Learn how UTSW has taken advantage of this technology.

Cancer; Prevention

HPV vaccine: Preventing a sexually transmitted cancer

More than 95% of sexually active adults will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives and never know it. In addition, HPV is linked to 34,800 cases of cancer in America every year. But recent changes to the HPV vaccine guidelines provide hope in preventing HPV-related cancer. Find out more.

Cancer; Dermatology

What does skin cancer look like? Pictures, plus prevention tips