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Scott’s Story: Fighting Cancer with a Winning Attitude

At 31 years old, Scott Burchett was in the best shape of his life. Then, in the same week that he learned he was going to be the father of twins, he was also diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It was in these two life-changing moments that Scott came to UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center and decided to fight his cancer with confidence.

Cancer; Dermatology

The not-so-friendly skies? Why pilots and flight attendants have a higher risk of skin cancer

Studies have shown that pilots and flight attendants are at a greater risk for skin cancer, but much is still unknown about why. Jennifer G. Gill, M.D., PhD, breaks down potential factors, as well as other occupations and hobbies that pose an increased risk.

Cancer; Dermatology; Prevention

5 burning questions about sun protection and skin cancer

In the blazing Texas summer, sun protection is key. UT Southwestern dermatologist Elizabeth Savory answers the burning questions about sunscreen, tanning and skin cancer.

Cancer; Prevention

Does high-fructose corn syrup cause colon cancer? 6 tips for millennials

By 2030, researchers expect up to a 90 percent increase in colon cancer diagnoses in millennials. But why? In this MedBlog, Syed Kazmi, M.D., discusses whether the U.S. food staple high-fructose corn syrup is to blame and offers tips for millennials to reduce their risk. Learn more.

Cancer; Prevention

Which sunscreen is best – brand name or generic?

When shopping for sunscreen, many brands might catch your eye. But are brand name products more effective than generics? Rajiv Nijhawan, M.D., discusses what matters when choosing a sunscreen – and best practices for getting the most protection.

Cancer; Prevention

Rocket science: How the NASA Twins Study launched a novel radiation protection therapy

Patients will go to the ends of the earth to get the best cancer care, and we’re taking our research even further – into space. In partnership with NASA, UT Southwestern researcher Jerry Shay, Ph.D., is using data from the NASA Twins Study to develop a new drug to reduce cancer radiotherapy side effects.

Cancer; Dermatology

3 skin cancer treatments that might stop melanoma in its tracks

Melanoma rates are increasing in the U.S., even as incidences of other cancers are declining. However, treatment advances in the last decade have tripled survival rates for advanced melanoma.

Cancer; Mental Health

Alternative medicines and cancer treatment: Can they help?

A new study by a UT Southwestern physician showed that one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as herbal supplements and some don’t tell their doctors about it. Learn how this potentially interferes with conventional treatments.

Cancer; Prevention

Cancer Prevention Myths and the Real Truths

Many individuals have differing myths and perceptions of cancer prevention. Here are common ones and the latest science-backed data offering fact.

Cancer

Genetic Counseling: Get the Answers You Need

Genetic counseling may help identify your risk of cancer. Learn from an expert about what genetic testing is all about, and how it may help prevent cancer.