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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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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 ...

Recognizing and Fighting Multiple Myeloma
Recognizing and Fighting Multiple Myeloma

Thomas Goode has undergone a stem cell transplant, radiation and chemotherapy since being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He knows that life can be up and dow ...

Sleep doctor sleeps easy after lung cancer treatment
Sleep doctor sleeps easy after lung cancer treatment

Greenville neurologist John Gibbs knew Duke was where he wanted to be treated after learning he had lung cancer. “My doctors listened, and they are so competen ...

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.