HIPEC surgery is a promising treatment option for patients with certain abdominal cancers. Surgical oncologist Erin Ward, MD, discusses which patients would be best candidates for HIPEC, explains why the use of heated chemotherapy can lead to improved results, and walks through the procedure and recovery.
It may be more rare, but men can develop cancer in their breast tissue. Unfortunately, the survival rate for men diagnosed with breast cancer is significantly lower than women. Why? According to cancer specialist Dr. Matt Covington, men are less likely to catch their cancer early enough for treatments to be effective. Learn what risk factors may increase your chance of breast cancer and how to check yourself for lumps.
Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that can damage the bones, immune system, and kidneys. For patients with the disease, receiving the appropriate treatment requires an expert. Aman Godara, MBBS, and cancer specialist, explains what treatments are available and why knowing the type of multiple myeloma a patient has is critical to developing a treatment plan.
Amyloidosis is a rare and possibly life-threatening disease affecting an estimated 4,000 people per year in the US. If left untreated, the disease can cause severe organ damage, so early detection is vital. Aman Godara, MBBS, is a doctor and amyloidosis specialist at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, and he explains what causes the disease, how to detect it, and what treatments are available to patients.
According to Dr. Priyanka Kanth, misconceptions about colorectal cancer may be the cause of a significant percentage of deaths from the disease. Educate yourself about the causes of colorectal cancer, screening, and who’s at risk—because by the time you have symptoms, it may already be too late.
Prostate cancer is something most men will have to address if they live long enough. If you are confused about what screenings to get and when, what a positive result means, and treatment options available, you're not alone. Prostate cancer expert Dr. Jonathan Tward from Huntsman Cancer Institute will give you the basic knowledge to understand the issues and make decisions that can positively impact your quality of life.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded four grants to University of Utah Health scientists through its High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program that funds highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical...