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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 ...

New Device Removes Deep Brain Tumors Through Small Opening
New Device Removes Deep Brain Tumors Through Small Opening

Duke neurosurgeons are the first in the area to use a cylindrical device to reach and remove deep brain tumors. A small tube inserted through a small opening in ...

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek Surgeon with 25+ Cases Annually
Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek Surgeon with 25+ Cases Annually

Patients who need their thyroid glands removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications, according ...

Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer, the most important decision is where to go for surgery. Up to 30 percent of people with pancreati ...

What Is 3-D Mammography?
What Is 3-D Mammography?

Digital breast tomosynthesis (3-D mammography), available at Duke locations in Durham and Raleigh, is the latest diagnostic advance in breast cancer detection. ...

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 ...

Enjoying Life after Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer
Enjoying Life after Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer

No one in Kathleen O’Day’s New York hometown could figure out why she was experiencing stomach and back pain, vomiting and jaundice. At her son-in-law’s urging, ...

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 ...

Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know
Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

As scientists gain a better understanding of ovarian cancer, their knowledge has led to improved prevention strategies, the discovery of new genes associated wi ...