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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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Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastasis
Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastasis

Lisa VanTress didn’t know why she couldn’t regain her land legs after a 13-hour fishing trip in the summer of 2016. When the dizziness caused her to stumble an ...

Enjoying Life after Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer
Enjoying Life after Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer

No one in Kathleen O’Day’s New York hometown could figure out why she was experiencing stomach and back pain, vomiting and jaundice. At her son-in-law’s urging ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Breast Cancer Surgery With no Visible Scar
Breast Cancer Surgery With no Visible Scar

Leslie Hollingsworth was in her early 20s when her grandmother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Now 50, Hollingsworth has been doing self-breast exams a ...

Duke Cancer Care in Wake County
Duke Cancer Care in Wake County

If you're a Wake County resident, you don't have to travel far for your cancer care. Everything you need, including the latest diagnostic imaging technology, c ...

Breast Cancer Treatment in Raleigh Makes Big Difference
Breast Cancer Treatment in Raleigh Makes Big Difference

For Joy Lathan, receiving her breast cancer treatment in Raleigh, near where she lives in and works, made a big difference. It allowed her to schedule chemothe ...