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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.

Cancer; Women's Health

Genetic testing for breast cancer could benefit more women

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.

Women's Health

New robotic prolapse surgery reduces scars by 80%

A new surgery – available at UT Southwestern – might be the future of pelvic organ prolapse treatment. This surgery technique developed by Maude Carmel, M.D., can manage the uncomfortable, annoying POP symptoms with 80% less scarring. Learn more.

Women's Health

Nerve stimulation study offers hope for women with fecal incontinence

Millions of women experience fecal incontinence – debilitating bowel leakage – with limited treatment options. Until now. PTNS, an innovative nerve therapy, might be a game-changer, and it’s only available through this clinical trial. Learn more.

Women's Health

Heavy periods and pelvic pain aren't 'normal' – uterine fibroids might be to blame

Too many women accept uterine fibroid symptoms such as heavy periods, abdominal bulkiness, and pelvic pain as normal. But they don’t have to! Learn about treatment options from medication to surgery in this week’s MedBlog. Read more.

Women's Health

Urinary incontinence is not ‘normal’ – but it is treatable

Many women experience urinary incontinence after childbirth or because of aging. The topic can be difficult for women to talk about, but the condition, while not normal, is very treatable.

Women's Health

Fertility-sparing treatment for endometriosis and fibroids

Endometriosis and uterine fibroids can cause heavy periods, pelvic pain, and difficulty getting pregnant. And traditional treatment options can cause infertility. However, women can find advanced, fertility-sparing treatment options at UT Southwestern. Learn more.

Women's Health

Hysterectomy alternative: An innovative treatment for uterine fibroids

Problems associated with uterine fibroids frequently used to result in hysterectomy and a lengthy recovery. But not anymore! Radiofrequency ablation is an innovative outpatient procedure that can reduce fibroid volume and their uncomfortable symptoms by 50 percent in just two months. Learn more.