Category: Cancer

UNC Health patient advocate Missy Van Lokeren with her family

February 5, 2024

Cancer Patients Donate Tissue to Help Find New Treatments

UNC researchers are partnering with patient advocates on an innovative program.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Patient Stories

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medical illustration of a brain with a red tumor inside the brain

January 24, 2024

How Medical Advances Are Improving Glioblastoma Care

Researchers are working to give people more time after a brain tumor diagnosis.

Brain Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials

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Male provider examines neck of male patient

December 6, 2023

Types and Treatment of Salivary Gland Cancer

Here’s how to recognize this rare cancer and what to expect during treatment.

Cancer, Ear, Nose, and Throat Health, Head and Neck Surgery

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UNC patient Hanna with her Dr. Higgins and Dr. Rauf

November 9, 2023

What You Need to Know About Glioma Brain Tumors

The location and severity of this rare condition determine how doctors treat it.

Brain Cancer, Neurology, Patient Stories

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UNC Health patient Betsy Nay

October 30, 2023

Are More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer?

As researchers track early-onset cancers, women can take steps to reduce their risk.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Women's Health

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close-up shot of woman wearing exercise leggings, about to step onto a bathroom scale

September 5, 2023

Q&A: The Link Between Body Weight and Cancer

Carrying extra body fat increases your cancer risk, but you can take steps to reduce it.

Cancer, Weight Loss

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UNC Health patient Sherri Rollins with her family

August 15, 2023

Cancer Survivor Says ‘Be Your Own Advocate’—Here’s How

In the face of a bleak situation, Sherri Rollins kept fighting for the best care.

Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Patient Stories

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illustrated graphic of a scope target on a cell at a micro level

July 25, 2023

Questions and Answers About CAR T-Cell Therapy

This treatment supercharges your immune cells to help you fight cancer.

Cancer, Immunotherapy

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A woman wearing a tank top presses the top of her chest with her hand

July 3, 2023

Understanding Benign Breast Conditions

Learn about noncancerous conditions and what to do if you have them.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health

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UNC Health patient Brian Stepien with his family, outdoors in front of a rock structure

June 21, 2023

A Routine Primary Care Visit Led to Early Cancer Diagnosis

A cancerous lump discovered during a physical was still treatable.

Head and Neck Cancer, Patient Stories

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June 16, 2023

What Experts Know About Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

Women can’t control whether they get breast cancer in many cases, but there are steps to take that can improve the odds of avoiding this common disease.

Breast Cancer

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a woman standing in a bathroom, wearing a robe and a bath towel on her bed feels under her breast

June 6, 2023

Found a Breast Lump? Here’s What to Do

Lumps are often benign but need to be checked out.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health

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