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Rheumatologist Expands Pregnancy Possibilities for Women with Lupus
Rheumatologist Expands Pregnancy Possibilities for Women with Lupus

Pregnancy used to be considered too risky for women with lupus, an autoimmune disease. Today, a Duke rheumatologist is helping women with the disease achieve t ...

What Is 3D Mammography?
What Is 3D Mammography?

Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography), available at Duke locations in Durham and Raleigh, is the latest diagnostic advance in breast cancer detection. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mom Turns Heartbreak into Mission to Prevent Premature Births
Mom Turns Heartbreak into Mission to Prevent Premature Births

Moline Prak Pandiyan's son was born preterm and lived just five and a half months. After care from Duke Maternal-Fetal Medicine, her second child was born full ...

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Brings Relief from Dystonia
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Brings Relief from Dystonia

Raleigh resident Thomas Galvin suffered involuntary muscle contractions for decades—until technology at Duke allowed him to have surgery while asleep to quell ...

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 ...

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 ...

Women's Intuition Detects Heart Trouble
Women's Intuition Detects Heart Trouble

In the early months of spring 2013, Suzanne Lambert felt overwhelming stress as she cared for her aging parents and helped to plan her daughter’s wedding. When ...