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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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Brachytherapy Suite Reduces Need for Hospital Stay
Brachytherapy Suite Reduces Need for Hospital Stay

People with gynecologic and prostate cancers can now receive high-dose, targeted radiation therapy in a few hours in a dedicated brachytherapy suite at the Duk ...

Seeing Spots on Your Mammogram
Seeing Spots on Your Mammogram

Not all women have calcifications in their breasts—but most do. These deposits show up as tiny white spots on a mammogram, and there may be only one or two, or ...

Triathlete Back to Competing After Prostate Cancer Surgery
Triathlete Back to Competing After Prostate Cancer Surgery

George Ladner was back to participating in triathlons three months after undergoing surgery for an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Retiree Resumes Active Lifestyle After Stem Cell Transplant
Retiree Resumes Active Lifestyle After Stem Cell Transplant

Chuck Battaglia underwent a stem cell transplant at Duke after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. “I was shocked at how easy and comfortable the process wa ...

Statins May Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Statins May Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Men who begin taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins after prostate-cancer surgery are less likely to have a recurrence of their cancer, according to ...

Kimberly Blackwell, MD, Among Time's 100 Most Influential People
Kimberly Blackwell, MD, Among Time's 100 Most Influential People

Kimberly Blackwell, MD, a Duke cancer specialist and one of the country’s leading breast cancer researchers, is included in the 2013 roster of Time magazine’s ...

Keeping the Faith During Colon Cancer Treatment
Keeping the Faith During Colon Cancer Treatment

When Betty Marrow-Taylor was diagnosed with colon cancer, she discussed her treatment options with her doctor, Hope Uronis, MD, and appreciated her caring, com ...

Carol Knocked Out Breast Cancer – Twice
Carol Knocked Out Breast Cancer – Twice

Carol LaRegina underwent breast reconstruction surgery following her mastectomy, then again after choosing to undergo prophylactic mastectomy on her other brea ...

Stem Cell Transplant Saves Cyclist's Life
Stem Cell Transplant Saves Cyclist's Life

Kevin Penn celebrated his 43rd birthday six years after his leukemia diagnosis and five years after his stem cell transplant.

Renowned head and neck cancer care
Renowned head and neck cancer care

Head and neck surgeons at Duke Raleigh provide advanced head and neck cancer treatment to Wake County residents. “We bring the expertise, reputation, and resou ...

Treating Skull Base Tumors
Treating Skull Base Tumors

Duke Health has the experience and advanced technology to treat hard-to-reach skull base tumors.

Second Opinion Saves Golfer from Amputation After Melanoma Diagnosis
Second Opinion Saves Golfer from Amputation After Melanoma Diagnosis

Anthony Becke thought he had a pebble in his shoe. Turned out, it was stage 3 melanoma. After being told amputation was his only recourse, Becke turned to Duke ...