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Fast Breast MRI Available to Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk
Fast Breast MRI Available to Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk

Duke Health now offers fast breast MRI, also known as abbreviated screening breast MRI, to detect breast cancer in women considered at average risk. The procedu ...

Giving Birth at Duke? What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe During COVID-19
Giving Birth at Duke? What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe During COVID-19

It’s natural to feel anxious when it’s time to have your baby, but you don’t need added stress about coming to a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Duke doc ...

Mona Lisa Laser Is New Treatment for Vaginal Dryness
Mona Lisa Laser Is New Treatment for Vaginal Dryness

A drop in estrogen levels often associated with menopause and other conditions can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful dryness and thinning of the vaginal ...

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 th ...

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 y ...

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 t ...

Cancer Survivors Give Advice on the Journey (Video)
Cancer Survivors Give Advice on the Journey (Video)

The first Sunday in June marks National Cancer Survivors Day. The day celebrates life after cancer and how it can become a reality for people newly diagnosed wi ...

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 an ...

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, ca ...

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 chemother ...