Cancer Stories

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.

Cancer Care Lands Closer to Home

 

For people who live in the Richardson/Plano area, leading-edge cancer care has just gotten more convenient.

Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believing

 

An enhanced way of imaging prostate cancer is facilitating diagnosis and expanding treatment options.

Getting a Clear Diagnosis of Breast Health From a Murky Picture

Getting a Clear Diagnosis of Breast Health From a Murky Picture

 

It's often harder to distinguish healthy breast tissue from possible cancer in women with dense breast tissue, so those women and the radiologists who read their mammograms must be particularly vigilant.

Inherited Risk

Inherited Risk

 

Dawn Davis' family history made breast cancer seem inevitable. She made sure it wasn't.

Pregnancy Despite Cancer

 

The Program for Fertility Preservation can help cancer patients by offering them a range of advanced options and - just as important - timely access to treatment when days can be critical.

New Area of Medicine Treats Cancer Therapy's Effect on the Heart

New Area of Medicine Treats Cancer Therapy's Effect on the Heart

 

UTSW doctors are practicing in a relatively new area of medicine that treats the effects of cancer therapy on the heart and vascular system.

Breast Care Center Improves Outcomes with Uniquely Coordinated Care

Breast Care Center Improves Outcomes with Uniquely Coordinated Care

 

UT Southwestern is the region's premier referral center for skin- and nipple-sparring mastectomies and leads innovation in all aspects of breast reconstruction.