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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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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 w ...

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 or ...

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, s ...

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. Scree ...

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 ...

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 appoi ...

Robotic thyroid cancer surgery avoids neck scar
Robotic thyroid cancer surgery avoids neck scar

To find out whether Laura Kirby had thyroid cancer, her Duke surgeon performed robot-assisted surgery through an incision under her arm. Hear from Kirby and ge ...

Metastatic Lung Cancer Patient Finds Effective Therapy in Clinical Trial
Metastatic Lung Cancer Patient Finds Effective Therapy in Clinical Trial

Ginger Scott needed new options to treat her metastatic lung cancer. A clinical trial at Duke gave her just that.

After Skin Cancer Surgery, Careful Reconstruction Around Eyes and Nose
After Skin Cancer Surgery, Careful Reconstruction Around Eyes and Nose

For six months, Elizabeth Ann Badgett, of Clayton, NC, watched a painless, scaly spot appear and disappear on her nose. Each time the spot returned it was lar ...

Cancer Survivors Give Advice on the Journey (Video)
Cancer Survivors Give Advice on the Journey (Video)

The first Sunday in June marks National Cancer Survivors Day. The day celebrates life after cancer and how it can become a reality for people newly diagnosed w ...

Experienced Care Makes Difference in Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Experienced Care Makes Difference in Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Fayetteville artist Stephanie Bostock didn’t know how advanced her thyroid cancer was when she was first diagnosed. But she knew she needed to find experienced ...