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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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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 ...

Therapy Dogs Lift Duke Patients’ Spirits (Video)
Therapy Dogs Lift Duke Patients’ Spirits (Video)

The Pets at Duke program uses pet therapy to help patients while they are undergoing treatment. Studies show pet therapy can reduce stress and depression. Watc ...

60 Minutes Updates Viewers on Poliovirus Therapy for Glioblastoma
60 Minutes Updates Viewers on Poliovirus Therapy for Glioblastoma

In a poignant, two-part segment May 15, 2016, CBS’s 60 Minutes returned to Duke to update viewers on the poliovirus therapy developed and tested by researchers ...

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 ...

Breast Surgeon Shelley Hwang, MD, Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
Breast Surgeon Shelley Hwang, MD, Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People

Shelley Hwang, MD, chief of breast surgery at the Duke Cancer Institute, has been named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people for 2016 as a pioneer in her ...

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 ...

Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital
Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional breast cancer patients in need of physical therapy no longer need to travel to two sites.

Double Mastectomy May Not Be the Answer for Cancer in One Breast
Double Mastectomy May Not Be the Answer for Cancer in One Breast

Increasingly, younger women with early-stage cancer in only one breast and no genetic risk factors are choosing to have double mastectomies. But there’s little ...

Vice President Joe Biden visits Duke as part of cancer cure initiative
Vice President Joe Biden visits Duke as part of cancer cure initiative

Invoking the aspirational spirit that put U.S. astronauts on the moon, Vice President Joe Biden visited Duke Health today as part of the national “Moonshot” in ...

Complex neck surgery for medullary thyroid cancer restores health and hope
Complex neck surgery for medullary thyroid cancer restores health and hope

Pope “Mac” McCorkle thought his severe bouts of diarrhea were a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, but soon learned it signaled medullary thyroid cancer. Aft ...