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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 i ...

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% of people with pancreatic canc ...

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

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