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Cancer Care

Read about the innovative approaches taken by Duke doctors to treat cancer -- and the people whose lives have been affected.

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Fast Breast MRI Available to Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk
Fast Breast MRI Available to Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk

Duke Health now offers fast breast MRI, also known as abbreviated screening breast MRI, to detect breast cancer in women considered at average risk. The procedu ...

Duke Cancer Centers’ Precautions Put Safety First for Patients and Staff
Duke Cancer Centers’ Precautions Put Safety First for Patients and Staff

Your health and safety, along with the health and safety of our staff, remain our top priorities. If you’re being treated for cancer, you may be concerned about ...

Duke Care Coordinators, Patient Navigators Help You Through Health Challenges
Duke Care Coordinators, Patient Navigators Help You Through Health Challenges

At Duke, an army of people have a very specific job -- making your health care journey just a little bit easier. These professionals guide you and your family t ...

Chemotherapy Pump Helps People with Metastatic Liver Cancer Live Longer
Chemotherapy Pump Helps People with Metastatic Liver Cancer Live Longer

A chemotherapy infusion pump is giving more time to people whose metastatic colorectal cancer has spread to the liver and who may have been told they are out of ...

Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastasis
Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastasis

Lisa VanTress didn’t know why she couldn’t regain her land legs after a 13-hour fishing trip in the summer of 2016. When the dizziness caused her to stumble and ...

Fighting Neuroblastoma Like a Superhero
Fighting Neuroblastoma Like a Superhero

VG stands for Vomit Girl, the superhero that Sarah Smith created in her mind when she was a young child undergoing numerous rounds of chemotherapy to treat neur ...

Tailored Treatment for Head-and-Neck Cancer Mystery
Tailored Treatment for Head-and-Neck Cancer Mystery

Rob Vaughn found a lump on his neck that turned out to be cancer that had spread from somewhere else in his body. The trouble was, doctors couldn’t find the ori ...

After Skull Base Tumor, Dancer/Model Takes on Law School
After Skull Base Tumor, Dancer/Model Takes on Law School

Victoria Vesce had surgery and 28 rounds of radiation for rare tumors in the base of her skull and in her neck. Four days after her last radiation treatment, sh ...

Understanding the New Thyroid Cancer Screening Guidelines
Understanding the New Thyroid Cancer Screening Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended in May 2017 that doctors should not screen adults who don't have signs or symptoms of thyroid cancer. Screen ...

Do You Know Your Breast Cancer Risk?
Do You Know Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Which breast cancer screenings you should have and when you should have them depends on your risk level. A breast cancer risk assessment can help you determine ...

Six Questions to Ask About Mammograms
Six Questions to Ask About Mammograms

The latest mammogram guidelines leave many women unsure about when and how often to be screened for breast cancer. Here are the six questions about mammograms y ...

Lung Cancer Screening Catches Early Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer Screening Catches Early Lung Cancer

Ronald Knowles was smoking two to three packs of cigarettes a day and coping with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) when he went for his first appoin ...