Cancer Answer Line Stories

Smokers – Make 2017 Your Year to Get Screened

Smokers – Make 2017 Your Year to Get Screened

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Still smoking and concerned about lung cancer? You can reduce your worry with our state-of-the-art lung cancer screening program. Smoking cessation can reduce your risk.

‘My dog saved my life’: How Madelyn has survived ovarian cancer for 10 years

‘My dog saved my life’: How Madelyn has survived ovarian cancer for 10 years

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UT Southwestern patient, Madelyn, shares how her dog prompted her to see the doctor that diagnosed her with ovarian cancer.

No approved therapy? Consider becoming a research volunteer

No approved therapy? Consider becoming a research volunteer

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Without research volunteers like Sheri Evans, clinical advancements toward new medical treatments simply aren’t possible.

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

Living without a pancreas: Is it possible?

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The pancreas is a vital part of the digestive system and helps regulate blood sugar. Rebecca Minter, M.D., and Jessica Abramowitz, M.D., explain how it’s possible to live without one.

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

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Dr. Richardson and her patient, Britni Adams, discuss radical trachelectomy, a procedure to treat cervical cancer and preserve fertility.

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

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Dr. Carlson discusses why women shouldn’t ignore postmenopausal bleeding and should see a gynecologic oncologist if cancer is the cause.

Breastfeeding during cancer treatment

Breastfeeding during cancer treatment

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Can mothers breastfeed while undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer? We answer this question and more, keeping mom and baby healthy and safe.

The low risks and high rewards of thyroid cancer treatment

The low risks and high rewards of thyroid cancer treatment

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Is thyroid cancer over diagnosed and over treated? Dr. Nwariaku explains why quick and effective treatment is better than the alternative.

PSA tests: Can they save men from prostate cancer?

PSA tests: Can they save men from prostate cancer?

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PSA blood tests are controversial in screening for prostate cancer. But Dr. Roehrborn says they save lives.

Obesity now tied to 11 types of cancer

Obesity now tied to 11 types of cancer

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Obesity has been linked to yet another type of cancer. Learn more about decreasing the risk and leading a healthier life.