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Advances - From the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center
September 2012

Know the Signs of Gynecologic Cancer

  Three women

All women are at risk for developing a gynecologic cancer. And, many symptoms may actually be mistaken for other conditions. Learn the signs and symptoms of common gynecologic cancers because early detection can save lives. Read more


Virtual Colonoscopy Screening Uncovers Life-Threatening Condition

  Charles Snowdon

Charles Snowdon scheduled his virtual colonoscopy as part of a routine screening for colon polyps. During the procedure, he was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition unrelated to colon polyps that most likely would not have been identified had he not undergone the test. Read more


Studies Suggest Virtual Colonoscopies Effective

  Computer screens

Recent research by UW Carbone Cancer Center member Dr. Perry Pickhardt suggests that CT colonography, commonly known as "virtual colonoscopy," is just as effective as traditional colonoscopies in detecting colon polyps. And, the availability of the procedure may actually encourage reluctant patients to undergo screening. Read more


Fall Symposium: Cancer and Aging


As the U.S. population continues to age in increasing numbers, it will bring a new set of challenges, particularly in health care. The UW Carbone Cancer Center will examine the issue of cancer in older patients during the 11th Annual Fall Symposium, "Putting the Puzzle Together" on Oct. 19. Read more

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Upcoming Events

Learn ways to stay healthy, find support, or make a difference for the patients and families at the UW Carbone Cancer Center through the following events:

  • Sept 13: Carbone's Passion for Fashion, a special fashion show benefit for the UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • Sept. 16: Run with Wolfes Run/Walk benefiting brain cancer research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • Oct. 2: Sparkle of Hope Benefit for Gynecologic Cancer Research

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