From the first visit, through treatment, and recovery, our focus is on treating the whole person, not just the disease. The Duke Cancer Institute combines excellent support services with advanced medical care to help ease the experience of having cancer and receiving treatment.
The lung cancer program takes a team approach to helping patients manage their symptoms and treatment side effects. Our patients benefit from the services provided by our many compassionate team members, including:
These team members work closely with our physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses to provide comprehensive treatment and support.
We encourage our patients to take part in the many support services provided by the Duke Cancer Institute.
Trained specialists and 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.
The thoracic oncology support group is open to lung cancer patients and their families or caregivers.