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Liver Transplant Cures Rare HEHE Liver Tumor
Teresa Cumbie’s liver cancer was so rare that her Myrtle Beach, SC oncologist had never seen anything like it. After her biopsy samples were sent for medical opinions around the country, she was diagnosed with hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE). Armed with that knowledge, Teresa started looking for doctors experienced with her condition. She found them at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Today, thanks to a successful liver transplant, she’s cancer-free.
Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
When the bunion on Kim Aiken’s foot grew so large that she had to go up a shoe size -- and so painful she could barely get through her nursing shifts -- she knew it was time to see a doctor. A Duke orthopaedic surgeon performed a new, less invasive type of bunion surgery, and Aiken walked out of the surgery center just hours after the procedure.