Cancer Answer Line Stories

CAR T-cells: A new frontier in children’s leukemia care

CAR T-cells: A new frontier in children’s leukemia care

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Learn how a breakthrough treatment trains children’s immune systems to fight back against leukemia.

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

Saving Ryan: A dramatic tale of hope, persistence, and medical ingenuity

 

Diagnosed at age 3 with a rare genetic disorder, Ryan Dant was not expected to live beyond age 10. But thanks to his parents who never lost hope and a clinical trial at UT Southwestern, the now 29-year-old recently finished college and is looking forward to life’s next chapter. “It’s an incredible story,” says UTSW’s Elizabeth Maher, M.D., Ph.D., one of the specialists on his team.

Why kidney cancer doesn’t always need treatment

Why kidney cancer doesn’t always need treatment

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Not every kidney tumor needs treatment right away, if at all. Learn about active monitoring of early-stage kidney cancer and when we recommend it.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Guide

Prostate Cancer Awareness Guide

 

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Use this guide to understand the risks, treatment options, and more.

The truth about breast implant-related cancer risk

The truth about breast implant-related cancer risk

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A rare breast implant-related cancer was covered by the New York Times in spring 2017. Dr. Kenkel explains the symptoms and who is at risk.

Introducing a new, faster treatment for early-stage breast cancer

Introducing a new, faster treatment for early-stage breast cancer

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Before she was diagnosed with Stage One breast cancer, Leslie LeBlanc was a busy working mom. Thanks to a new type of radiation therapy, she was able to get the treatment she needed without missing a beat.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Guide

Cervical Cancer Awareness Guide

 

This guide to cervical cancer will help women better understand this disease, know their risk, and learn the treatment options.

6 ways millennials and Gen Xers can reduce their colorectal cancer risk

6 ways millennials and Gen Xers can reduce their colorectal cancer risk

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Studies show rising colorectal cancer rates among younger adults. Dr. Beg discusses how a healthy lifestyle and proper screening can reduce the risk.

Hormone therapy helps some prostate cancer survivors live longer

Hormone therapy helps some prostate cancer survivors live longer

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After prostate gland removal, cancer returns in up to 30% of men. But a 2017 study found that hormone-blockers plus radiation can prevent recurrence.

Vic’s story: Glioblastoma and a ‘Magic Johnson miracle’

Vic’s story: Glioblastoma and a ‘Magic Johnson miracle’

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Vic Zanetti talks about being diagnosed and treated for grade 4 glioblastoma, and how he plans to keep outrunning it until medicine can catch up.