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Man who underwent open aortic aneurysm repair happily pets dog in front of building

Striving for Longevity

Jerry Austin chose open aortic aneurysm repair when it was time for treatment. See why he chose this longer-lasting option at UVA Health.

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A breast cancer patient and mother smiles with her husband and toddler next to their newborn in the NICU

Fighting for Two

Having breast cancer during pregnancy could have been tragic. Would Dana's providers be able to save both her & her infant?

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Man smiling at doctor’s office after beating esophageal cancer

Reflux Checkup Saved His Life

Really bad acid reflux (GERD) is one of the main esophageal cancer symptoms. When Ronald's acid reflux got really bad, he got checked for cancer.

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Woman in garden after battling aggressive thyroid cancer

It was Going to Strangle Me

Lorraine was told she had months to live because of aggressive thyroid cancer. But then she came to UVA Health for surgery and a cure.

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Posted: July 16, 2024

UVA Health Celebrates Battle Building’s 10-Year Anniversary

UVA Health is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of University Medical Center’s Battle Building, where hundreds of thousands of pediatric and surgical patients have received care from specialized teams since the building opened in the summer of 2014.


Posted: July 15, 2024

DNA Replication Finding Could Have Implications for Cancer

New School of Medicine research is raising questions about how our DNA begins to replicate both in healthy cells and in cancer.


Posted: July 12, 2024

UVA Health, The Haven Partner to Improve Opioid-Use Disorder Care

UVA Health and The Haven – a multi-resource day shelter and housing resource center in Charlottesville – are partnering to provide opioid-use disorder care for unhoused members of the community.

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Glioblastoma Patient's Care Journey

July 17 was Glioblastoma Awareness Day. Here, we revisit Joanne's story of getting treated for this brain cancer at UVA Health.

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Meet Surgical Oncologist Russell Witt, MD

Russell Witt, MD, is a dedicated surgeon and cancer specialist who treats melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma.

Healthy Balance Blog

Top 4 Things to Know About Sarcoma

July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month. See who's at risk, common symptoms, and more.

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Early Lung Cancer Detection: Dave's Story

August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day. Here, Dave walks you through his lung cancer journey, from resistance to treatment.