At the Duke Cancer Institute we focus on treating the whole person, not just the disease. We combine excellent support services with advanced medical care to help ease the experience of having cancer and receiving treatment.
Patients are encouraged to meet with our nutritionist and physical therapist to help minimize some of the negative side effects that may come with treatment.
Financial care counselors are available in our clinics and the Oncology Treatment Center to meet with patients and answer questions about bills, help determine insurance coverage, and provide information about payment plans to make managing your bills easier.
The breast oncology team also includes a clinical social worker and counselor who work specifically with breast cancer patients. These important team members are available to help patients understand the emotional and psychological effects of treatment. They are also available to assist with lodging, travel, and eating concerns.
The Duke Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic was developed to help address the unique needs of women dealing with the long-term and late effects of breast cancer. The clinic is part of the Duke Center for Cancer Survivorship, which offers services to all cancer survivors.
Trained specialists and compassionate volunteers offer educational and psychological support to patients and their families through the Duke Center for Cancer Survivorship and its patient care programs:
A wide variety of events take place throughout the year to provide patient education and provide patients with the tools and resources they need to maintain a high quality of life throughout treatment.