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

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Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?
Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT is covered by Medicare and private insurers for people who smoke or have smoked in the past. There’s a reason. Lung canc ...

Monthly Support Helps Kids Cope When Parents Have Cancer
Monthly Support Helps Kids Cope When Parents Have Cancer

When David Wilkie of Smithfield was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in October 2021, he and his wife, Jessica, didn’t know how they were going to tell their ...

Duke Cancer Center Offers New Treatment for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Duke Cancer Center Offers New Treatment for Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Men with advanced metastatic prostate cancer that has not responded to other treatments may now benefit from a new radiopharmaceutical treatment called PLUVICT ...

8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Thyroid Surgery
8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Thyroid Surgery

Your doctor may recommend surgery to remove part or all of your thyroid gland if it’s overactive, has grown very large, or has nodules, cysts or other growths ...

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, accordin ...

PSMA PET/CT Scan Improves Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment
PSMA PET/CT Scan Improves Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment

A new imaging technique is changing the way aggressive prostate cancer is identified and is making it easier for doctors to design more effective, individualiz ...

Tracheoesophageal Puncture (TEP) Surgery and Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis Help People Speak After Total Laryngectomy
Tracheoesophageal Puncture (TEP) Surgery and Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis Help People Speak After Total Laryngectomy

People with throat or voice box cancers who lose their ability to speak following the removal of of their larynx (voice box) can learn to produce near natural- ...

Peer-to-Peer Coaching Helps Young Cancer Patients Be Themselves
Peer-to-Peer Coaching Helps Young Cancer Patients Be Themselves

For Shelby Black, 2021 was a year for anniversaries. The California native celebrated her first year living in the Triangle. She marked a significant personal ...

How Screening Mammograms Can Save Your Life
How Screening Mammograms Can 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 ...