The boutiques at our cancer centers in Durham and Raleigh provide wigs, hats, turbans, and scarves at no charge to women and men who are losing hair as a result of cancer treatment. Complimentary salon, make-up, and skincare services are also offered at all three boutiques. Our professional volunteers and therapists also offer educational materials, community resources, and counseling to help with self-image issues.
Our cancer survivor specialists create personalized plans to identify and treat the long-term effects of treatment. These plans also include screening regimens to watch for the return of cancer or the development of other cancers.
Our blended focus on fitness, stress management, and nutrition provides the tools and support you need to maintain your strength, stamina, and positive outlook.
Cancer Physical Activity Consultations (Virtual Only)
Duke's Supportive Care and Survivorship Center offers free, one-on-one physical activity consultations with exercise physiologists. These personalized sessions are available to oncology patients and survivors. Each 60-minute consultation includes a discussion of your health and exercise history to create recommendations unique to you and your goals. Video chat or phone sessions are available Mondays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am. To schedule a physical activity consultation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our registered dietitians/nutritionists specialize in working with people with cancer. We help you prevent malnutrition, restore your digestive health, minimize the side effects related to your cancer treatment, and work with you in survivorship.
Smoking Cessation for People with Cancer
Our Quit at Duke program meets the specific challenges of cancer survivors who smoke. You'll benefit from expert guidance, a range of treatment options, and follow-up care.
Acute Care Clinic for Cancer Symptoms, Side Effects, and Complications
The Duke Cancer Center Acute Care Clinic offers same-day appointments when you need urgent medical care due to symptoms, side effects, or complications of your cancer treatment. Our cancer specialists provide the care you need to help you avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room. This clinic does not accept walk-ins.
Certified recreation therapists help you and your family enjoy and employ your creativity and personal drive in your fight against cancer. Activities, interventions, and techniques are offered at no charge.
Pets at Duke
Our animal-assisted therapy program is an effective psychotherapy intervention that has been shown to aid stress and depression. It also provides a sense of companionship that can combat feelings of isolation and maximize health outcomes.