Cancer Stories

Why are doctors diagnosing fewer cases of colon cancer?

Why are doctors diagnosing fewer cases of colon cancer?

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Colon cancer diagnoses are decreasing in the United States. Dr. Mansour and Dr. Beg explain the causes and what they’ve observed at UT Southwestern. Add your voice –#CallOutCancer today.

Advanced Options for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Advanced Options for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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Recent commentaries in the New York Times and Forbes lament the slow adoption by oncologists of a method of administering chemotherapy that’s been shown in several randomized controlled trials to improve survival in women afflicted with ovarian cancer.

What to expect if you have colon cancer

What to expect if you have colon cancer

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Surgical techniques for colon cancer offer more options than in the past.

HPV: The infection behind a throat cancer epidemic

HPV: The infection behind a throat cancer epidemic

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HPV, a common sexually transmitted infection, causes throat cancer in young adults. Dr. Sumer explains how a vaccine may be able to curb the epidemic.

Enjoy the sun without danger

Enjoy the sun without danger

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in our country. Many types of skin cancer are curable, but its deadliest form – melanoma – affects more than 73,000 people every year. Add your voice – #calloutcancer today.

Cancer clinical trials offer hope...and more

Cancer clinical trials offer hope...and more

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Clinical trials are not just for advanced-stage cancer. UT Southwestern offers clinical trials for patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent cancers.

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.