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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.

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.