Cancer Stories

HPV: The infection behind a throat cancer epidemic

HPV: The infection behind a throat cancer epidemic

 by 

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

 by 

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

 by 

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

 by 

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

 by 

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

 by 

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

 by 

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

 by 

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

 by 

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?