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

Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography), available at all Duke Health mammography locations, is a new diagnostic tool for breast cancer detection. Jay Ba ...

Duke Blood Cancer Center Named Mast Cell Diseases Center of Excellence
Duke Blood Cancer Center Named Mast Cell Diseases Center of Excellence

The Duke Blood Cancer Center has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Initiative in Mast Cell Diseases Network. This designation acknowled ...

Kidney Donor Evaluation Leads to Stomach Cancer Discovery
Kidney Donor Evaluation Leads to Stomach Cancer Discovery

Jeff Stewart wanted to donate his kidney because helping others is “the right thing to do,” he said. Coincidentally, his altruism may have saved his life. Duri ...

Six Questions to Ask About Mammograms
Six Questions to Ask About Mammograms

Conflicting mammogram guidelines may leave many people unsure about when and how often to be screened for breast cancer. Here Jay Baker, MD, a breast imaging s ...

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 breast MRI -- to detect breast cancer in people assigned female at birth who are at average ...

Seeing Spots on Your Mammogram
Seeing Spots on Your Mammogram

Not all people assigned female at birth have calcifications in their breasts—but most do. These deposits show up as tiny white spots on a mammogram, and there ...

Life-Saving Stem Cell Transplants Now an Option for More People with Blood Cancer
Life-Saving Stem Cell Transplants Now an Option for More People with Blood Cancer

People who need a stem cell transplant but do not have a matched donor now have another option -- a transplant using a new stem cell product called omidubicel. ...

Enhanced Recovery Shortens Hospital Stays, Improves Patient Outcomes
Enhanced Recovery Shortens Hospital Stays, Improves Patient Outcomes

A set of medical guidelines called enhanced recovery after surgery puts patient comfort and safety first -- before, during, and after surgery. Since Julie Thac ...

Raleigh Woman on a Mission to Get More Young People Tested for Colorectal Cancer
Raleigh Woman on a Mission to Get More Young People Tested for Colorectal Cancer

At age 38, Brooks Bell thought she was too young to have cancer, so she was reassured when doctors attributed blood in her stool to internal hemorrhoids. But s ...

Early Detection of Melanoma
Early Detection of Melanoma

Melanoma can be cured if detected early. Here, Georgia M. Beasley, MD, MHSc, a surgical oncologist at Duke Health, talks about what to look for and how to know ...

Know the Signs of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Know the Signs of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Charlotte Finley blamed her deodorant when she woke up with a burning sensation under her arm. She wondered if it caused the itchy, dry patches she had seen on ...

Comprehensive Cancer Care in Cary, Raleigh and Throughout Wake County
Comprehensive Cancer Care in Cary, Raleigh and Throughout Wake County

If you live in Raleigh, Cary, or another Wake County town, comprehensive cancer care is close at hand. Everything you need, from the latest advances in diagnos ...