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Diagnosed with DCIS?
Diagnosed with DCIS?

Shelley Hwang, MD, a Duke surgical oncologist and nationally recognized expert on DCIS, discusses your treatment options, and the advantages of being treated b ...

Renewed Confidence After Breast Augmentation
Renewed Confidence After Breast Augmentation

Lori Flowers decided to undergo breast augmentation after facing a few life challenges. "I was young, healthy and ready to face the world," said the 46-year-ol ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Unspoken Dilemma
The Unspoken Dilemma

Incontinence. Bowel control problems. Pelvic pain, especially during intercourse. Many women live with these problems silently, not knowing that treatments are ...

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 ...

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.

Myth or Fact: More Women Go into Labor During a Full Moon
Myth or Fact: More Women Go into Labor During a Full Moon

From high tides to bouts of insomnia to good luck, a full moon has been said to cause a wide range of things. Does the waxing moon also bring babies?

Women and Heart Disease: Reducing Your Risk
Women and Heart Disease: Reducing Your Risk

Heart disease is the leading killer of American adults today. In fact, twice as many women die from heart disease each year as from all types of cancer combine ...

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 ...