Cancer Stories

When toothache turns out to be a tumor

When toothache turns out to be a tumor

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Matthew Ladin of Dallas contacted his dentist about his nagging jaw pain, thinking it was probably just a toothache.

A new tool in the fight against lung cancer: SBRT

A new tool in the fight against lung cancer: SBRT

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Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) at UT Southwestern in Dallas provides minimally invasive lung cancer treatment in an outpatient setting.

How new treatments seek and destroy lung cancer cells

How new treatments seek and destroy lung cancer cells

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern are developing drugs that target lung cancer cell mutations to treat cancer with fewer side effects than traditional methods.

8 common myths about colon cancer

8 common myths about colon cancer

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Should women get colonoscopies? What about people who aren’t having symptoms? Our cancer doctors explain.

Dealing with cancer caregiver stress

Dealing with cancer caregiver stress

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Caring for a loved one with cancer can be very stressful. The UT Southwestern oncology supportive care team in Dallas shares strategies for coping.

Debunking the ‘miracle diet’ for cancer patients

Debunking the ‘miracle diet’ for cancer patients

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There is no miracle diet for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. The physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas debunk some of the more common cancer diet myths.

Different tests for different breasts

Different tests for different breasts

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Women with high breast density are four to six times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with low breast density. But do these women need more tests in addition to their mammograms?

Radiation therapy, at age 100, keeps getting better

Radiation therapy, at age 100, keeps getting better

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Radiation therapy has been used to fight cancer for more than 100 years. An oncologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas explains its history and its future.

Protect yourself from skin cancer every day

Protect yourself from skin cancer every day

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UVA and UVB rays from the sun can cause melanoma, a scary form of skin cancer that is diagnosed in one in 50 Americans in their lifetimes.

Why did I get breast cancer?

Why did I get breast cancer?

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The surgical oncologists at UT Southwestern have the answers to your breast cancer questions, including "Why did I get breast cancer?"