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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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Building Better Breast Cancer Treatments
Building Better Breast Cancer Treatments

A first-of-its-kind, late-stage breast cancer treatment developed at Duke delivers potent chemotherapy directly to cancer cells while leaving healthy cells rel ...

Thyroid Cancer: Successful Treatment Requires Experience
Thyroid Cancer: Successful Treatment Requires Experience

Thyroid cancer is rarely fatal, but it is still a frightening diagnosis. Learn why successful treatment of thyroid cancer requires knowledge and experience.

Less is More Approach for Prostate Cancer
Less is More Approach for Prostate Cancer

The traditional treatments for prostate cancer—including radiation and removing the prostate gland—can be frightening. So much so that some men are reluctant t ...

After breast cancer diagnosis and treatment: I feel I can do anything
After breast cancer diagnosis and treatment: I feel I can do anything

Sarah Greene was only 25 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. At first she cried, but within minutes she also made a choice to fight—not fall apart. Her ...

The silver lining in a breast cancer diagnosis
The silver lining in a breast cancer diagnosis

Like many women, Jean Costa found her breast cancer diagnosis to be the beginning of a journey.

Say No to Melanoma
Say No to Melanoma

Protecting yourself from skin cancer requires prevention and a watchful eye.

Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Helen Wadford sings the Duke team's praises for helping her beat stage 4 lung cancer.

Preventing and Treating Gynecologic Cancers
Preventing and Treating Gynecologic Cancers

Andrew Berchuck, MD, is director of gynecologic oncology at Duke, and a past president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the leading organization of g ...

Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Cancer Screening

With about 135,000 new cases diagnosed each year, colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States, just behind malignancies of the lung, bre ...

What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer
What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men, other than skin cancer. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that one of every nine m ...

Early Detection of Melanoma
Early Detection of Melanoma

Melanoma can be cured, if detected early. Learn what to look for, and if you are at high risk.