Cancer Stories

Conquering the Complexities of Cancer

 

Are we winning the war against cancer? A UT Southwestern physician explains advancements in cancer treatments and other positive signs of success in the fight against cancer.

Looking in the mirror after breast cancer surgery

Looking in the mirror after breast cancer surgery

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The surgeons at UT Southwestern have your answers about new breast cancer surgeries including nipple-sparing surgery.

Understanding the increase in pancreatic cancer

Understanding the increase in pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic cancer cases are on the rise and will become the second deadliest type of cancer in the United States by 2030. Doctors at UT Southwestern discuss the future of pancreatic cancer.

How do we detect breast cancer more quickly?

How do we detect breast cancer more quickly?

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It's easier to cure breast cancer if we catch it early. Find out how the doctors at UT Southwestern screen for breast cancer, including 3-D mammograms.

Angelina Jolie is right: Surgery is one way to reduce ovarian cancer risk

Angelina Jolie is right: Surgery is one way to reduce ovarian cancer risk

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An op-ed written by Angelina Jolie Pitt has drawn attention to a preventative surgery to reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. A UT Southwestern doctor explains the surgery and ongoing research efforts.

If you’re over 50, it’s time for a colonoscopy

If you’re over 50, it’s time for a colonoscopy

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A colonoscopy takes about 15 minutes and could save your life. Two UT Southwestern cancer doctors explain why those over 50 should get a colonoscopy.

The Cancer Answer Line answers your cancer questions

The Cancer Answer Line answers your cancer questions

 

Welcome to the Cancer Answer Line blog. Physicians at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area will publicly answer questions about cancer and write about cancer-related topics.

Warning signs of ovarian cancer

 

Healthy for a reason

 

Less Can Be More When Removing Lymph Nodes During Breast Cancer Surgery

Less Can Be More When Removing Lymph Nodes During Breast Cancer Surgery

 

Not long ago, breast cancer patients were advised to have all lymph nodes in their armpits removed as a precautionary measure. But now, research from UTSW validates that a more conservative approach causes less harm to patients and gets the same results.