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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.

Brain; Cancer

A story of Hope and teamwork: Facing a brain tumor at age 24

When an SMU grad student learned she had a 2-inch brain tumor in her right frontal lobe that was causing seizures, she turned to the team of neurosurgery and epilepsy specialists at UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Brain Institute to give her a second chance at life.

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

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; Prevention

Shining a light on the parathyroid glands – literally

The parathyroid glands are important, but also tiny and tough to see during surgery. Find out how a new and advanced technology helps our surgeons in Frisco protect patients' parathyroid glands and reduce post-surgery complications.

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.