Cancer Stories

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.

Liver Tumor Program Addresses Escalating Problem

Liver Tumor Program Addresses Escalating Problem

 

Although rare, liver cancer is one of the fastest growing cancer types in the United States, and it's a particular issue in Texas, which currently has the second-highest incidence of disease and prevalence in the country.

What Motivates Us?

What Motivates Us?

 

Bruce Meyer, M.D., M.B.A., Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, shares his thoughts.

Clinical Trials: What Every Cancer Patient Should Know

Clinical Trials: What Every Cancer Patient Should Know

 

Cancer patients often think of clinical trials as a treatment of last resort or assume that if they should be in a trial their doctor will tell them.

Helpline Welcomes Your Questions

Helpline Welcomes Your Questions

 

The Cancer Answer Line is available for patients, non-patients, friends, and family members of people touched by cancer.

New breath-hold treatment for breast cancer patients uses video surveillance to spare heart from radiation

New breath-hold treatment for breast cancer patients uses video surveillance to spare heart from radiation

 

UT Southwestern has added high-tech video surveillance to the treatment of breast cancer patients who receive radiation while using the deep inspiration breath-hold technique.