Support during and after your treatment at Duke Cancer Institute is a critical part of your care here.
The Duke Center for Cancer Survivorship was founded to serve as a coordinating resource for support, care, education, and research around survivorship issues by offering a unique array of expertise and resources designed to help patients live fuller lives during every stage of treatment and beyond.
The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP) offers continued support from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, recovery, and survival, and also through the circumstances surrounding end of life.
Through support groups, counseling, self-image resources, and companionship programs, the DCPSP provides encouragement and compassion to Duke cancer patients.
Duke's Cancer Patient Education Program uses a multimedia approach to help cancer patients and their families understand their options, make decisions, manage the effects of cancer and its treatment, and find meaning in the experience.
Books, video and audio tapes, periodicals, brochures, magazines, and other written and online information can be found at the Resource Center.
Duke Oncology Recreation Therapy gives patients the opportunity to laugh, play, and embrace their natural creative instincts.
By putting a sense of choice and control back in patients' hands, oncology recreation therapy helps patients help themselves.
Clinical social workers are available throughout our hospitals and outpatient clinics to help all patients and families manage the stresses that may be associated with a person's illness or life situation.
The Hereditary Cancer Clinic offers cancer risk assessment and education to cancer patients and people with a family history of cancer or other cancer risk factors.
Our board-certified genetic counselors work with medical oncologists to provide each patient with information about their risk of inherited cancers, ways to reduce the chance of developing cancer, and ways increase the chance of early detection.