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Four Facts About Screening Mammograms That May Save Your Life
Four Facts About Screening Mammograms That May Save Your Life

You may not feel lucky, but if you are one of the estimated five out of 1000 women diagnosed with breast cancer based on a screening mammogram, you may well be ...

Supporting Children Through a Loved One's Cancer Diagnosis
Supporting Children Through a Loved One's Cancer Diagnosis

When an adult is facing a cancer diagnosis there are specialists to help them deal with what they are going through. But what about their children? Duke Cancer ...

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 o ...

Stem Cell Transplant Restores Little Girl’s Future
Stem Cell Transplant Restores Little Girl’s Future

A rare genetic disorder threatened Charlee Rae Gribble’s life. Then a stem cell transplant at Duke Children’s Hospital gave her family a reason to look forward ...

A Second Opinion at Duke Gives Woman with Pancreatic Cancer a Second Chance
A Second Opinion at Duke Gives Woman with Pancreatic Cancer a Second Chance

After a lengthy surgery failed to remove a cancerous mass from her pancreas, Sharlene Mitchell’s doctors told her nothing more could be done. Mitchell, however ...

Acoustic Neuroma Technique Preserves, Restores Hearing
Acoustic Neuroma Technique Preserves, Restores Hearing

Duke surgeons are using cochlear implants to prevent hearing loss or to restore hearing in people who lost their hearing when benign tumors pressed on nerves i ...

HPV Vaccine: Know the Myths and the Facts
HPV Vaccine: Know the Myths and the Facts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends girls and boys ages 11 and 12 receive a vaccine to protect them against human papillomavirus (H ...

Sentinel Node Biopsy Helps Reduce Risk of Lymphedema
Sentinel Node Biopsy Helps Reduce Risk of Lymphedema

Identifying and removing sentinel lymph nodes helps doctors stage breast cancer, melanoma, and cervical cancer. Sentinel node biopsy also benefits women when e ...

Swallowing Therapy Helps Woman Overcome Dysphagia
Swallowing Therapy Helps Woman Overcome Dysphagia

Elizabeth Morgan, age 51, started having trouble swallowing just a few months after finishing cancer treatment. The Burlington, NC resident began choking on he ...

Schedule Your Screening Mammogram Around Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Schedule Your Screening Mammogram Around Your COVID-19 Vaccine

People who need a screening mammogram should schedule their appointment before their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or at least four weeks after receiving ...

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 proced ...

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 abou ...