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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.

Cancer; Men's Health

Genetic testing for prostate cancer: What men and their families should know

Prostate cancer can run in the family. Explore how genetic counseling can help families understand and potentially treat a range of genetic cancers.

COVID; Cancer

No smoke & mirrors: Vaping increases COVID-19 risks in young adults

New research shows that vaping increases the risk of COVID-19 infection and serious complications. Explore the data and get help quitting – virtually.

Cancer

Death of 'Black Panther' star sheds light on young adults' colon cancer risks

As colorectal cancer cases rise in young adults, people in their 30s or 40s must never assume they’re too young to get the disease. Patricio Polanco, M.D., suggests that healthier lifestyle choices and earlier screenings could prevent some of these cases and facilitate early detection. Learn more.

Brain; Cancer

Treating brain tumors with stereotactic radiosurgery

Precision medicine is critical to safely treating brain tumors. Learn more about the technology and treatment options available at UTSW.

Cancer; Digestive

No colostomy bag after colorectal cancer surgery? Avoid it with this advanced procedure

Young patients may worry that having colon surgery will require them to wear a colostomy bag. But Linda Farkas, M.D., says 80-90% of patients won't need one. Learn more.

Cancer; Discovery

Immunotherapy and the marathon against melanoma: Terry's story

Immunotherapy has dramatically improved melanoma survival rates. In this week's MedBlog, Terry Hart tells his story of surviving advanced melanoma through immunotherapy.

Cancer; Your Pregnancy Matters

Can uterine fibroids harm my pregnancy?

Large or multiple uterine fibroids can pose risks to mom and baby during pregnancy. Find out why in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Cancer; Digestive

Why you should consider clinical genetic testing for hereditary colon cancer

People are fascinated with the human genome at the moment, with the popularity of direct-to-consumer tests such as 23andMe soaring. But Interpreting genetic test results can be complicated, particularly for conditions like colon cancer. At UT Southwestern, our 14 genetic counselor works with patients before and after a comprehensive DNA analysis to determine if they have any hereditary risks.

Cancer

Smarter radiation, fewer sessions: How SABR might help defeat metastatic cancer

Stereotactic ablative therapy (SABR) has proven effective in treating many types of primary tumors. Robert Timmerman, M.D., discusses how SABR might improve survival rates for patients with metastatic cancer.