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Cancer of the uterine cervix is the third most common gynecologic cancer diagnosis in the United States. The good news is that the rate of cervical cancer has declined significantly due to widespread use of Pap smear screenings, HPV vaccines and the availability of treatment of precancer.

The cervix is the neck of the uterus, or the lowest part of the uterus, sitting on top of the vagina. Due to cancer, cells of the cervix become abnormal and grow out of control and invade surrounding organs. The average age of diagnosis of cervical cancer in the United States was around 48 years... Read More »

You see awareness events and articles for breast cancer and lung cancer all the time, but this month we are here to spread important information on colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in males and second in females, with 1.8 million new cases in 2018. (World Health Organization) It is also one of the most fatal cancers, leading to 50,630 deaths in the United States, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

Dr. Umair Sohail, gastroenterologist at UT Health,... Read More »

Dr. Julian Deese, board-certified gastroenterologist at UT Health Pittsburg, has heard a thousand patient questions and noticed a lot of misinformation floats around when it comes to colon cancer. Since having accurate information can significantly impact your health journey, Dr. Deese has compiled a list of the top colon cancer myths so you can make the best choices for you and your family.

 

Myth #1

Colon cancer is not preventable.

Truth: A... Read More »

Cancer is caused by many different factors, including environmental, lifestyle and genetic. Of course you cannot control your genetics, but you can control how much you know about your family’s medical history. Take time to ask your relatives about their medical history and if they know of other family members’ history. This information can then be shared with the whole family, so everyone can have a clearer picture of their genetic cancer risk factors. 

Regina Davis, Director of the UT Health Breast Care Center, shares why taking genetics into account is crucial for cancer... Read More »

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. There are two main types of skin cancer: non-melanoma and melanoma. The two most common types of non-melanoma skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Skin cancer is often caused by sun exposure and sunburn. Skin cancer can occur anywhere on the skin, but it is often on the head, face, neck and the back of the hands. The incidence of skin cancer has been increasing over the past few years. This is associated with multiple factors, such as better skin cancer detection, people getting more sun exposure and people are... Read More »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Michael Klouda, board-certified diagnostic radiologist at the UT Health East Texas HOPE Breast Care Center discusses breast cancer prevention and screenings.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

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Virtual Education Series: Dense Breast Tissue with Dr. Brandon Ashton

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Dr. Brandon Ashton, board-certified diagnostic radiologist at the UT Health East Texas HOPE Breast Care Center discusses the benefits of 3D mammography.

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On November 28, 2011, Cody Chandler went to the emergency room at UT Health Tyler with what he thought was pneumonia. He had no idea the reality of what he was about to face. Not only did he have pneumonia in both lungs, he also was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

“This is a very aggressive malignancy of the white blood cells of the bone marrow,” Dr. Bob Droder, oncologist at UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer... Read More »

The East Texas Pin-A-Sister group was formed in 2010 after results of the Tyler Affiliate of Susan G. Komen’s community needs assessment indicated a decrease in screening mammograms among African American women residing in Smith County. The goal of the program is to encourage women, specifically African American women, to receive screening mammograms.

Objectives:

  1. To increase awareness of screening mammogram guidelines
  2. To reinforce the importance of early detection
  3. To introduce the UT Health East Texas HOPE Breast Center’s genetic testing program... Read More »

At UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center we understand how a cancer diagnosis — and cancer treatment — can impact your life. That’s because we’ve been helping East Texans fight cancer for more than 30 years… with the same leading-edge treatments and care offered at large cancer centers in major metropolitan areas.

UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center is owned and operated by UT Health North Campus Tyler. Our Tyler, Henderson and Jacksonville locations operate as departments of UT Health North Campus Tyler.

 

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