Cancer Stories

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.

High-tech radiation oncology building opens its doors

High-tech radiation oncology building opens its doors

 

For patients, the new facility on the UTSW campus will be an invaluable lifeline in their fight against cancer.

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

 

Postmenopausal bleeding is never normal and may in fact be an early symptom of endometrial cancer, says UT Southwestern gynecologic cancer specialist Matthew Carlson, M.D.

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.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

 

Select cancer clinical trials that are open and seeking participants.

UTSW broadens use of endoscopic surgery to remove skull-base tumors

UTSW broadens use of endoscopic surgery to remove skull-base tumors

 

North Texas patients have a minimally invasive option for tumors at the base of the skull: endoscopic skull-base tumor resection. Meet the UTSW team that performs about 150 of the procedures each year.

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.