Duke Cancer Patient Education

Duke Cancer Patient Education

Patient Resource Center

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Duke's Cancer Patient Education program provides information throughout you cancer journey. 

Our staff is available to help you better understand prevention, early detection, disease-specific cancers, treatments, side effects, research and clinical trials, complementary therapies, support, coping, emotional care, children’s concerns, and end-of-life care.

Patient Resource Center

Our Patient Resource Center is a lending library and resource center with books, video and audio tapes, periodicals, brochures, magazines, and other written information. The Resource Center is staffed by volunteers who respond to walk-in and telephone requests help locate books and brochures, conduct online literature searches, give directions, assemble patient notebooks, and provide an overview of the center. Our volunteers help you and your family cope by providing optimal customer service and nonjudgmental information.

We can help you:

  • Find information about a specific cancer
  • Search for the latest treatment information
  • Learn about clinical trials
  • Get information to help you manage your side effects
  • Use reference materials to answer your questions
  • Connect with support groups or counseling services
  • Access financial resources
  • Check out books and educational audio and video tapes
  • Find community resources where you live

Our goal is to help you and your loved ones be well informed about your situation, make informed choices about your treatment, and advocate for yourself. 

For more information, call the Patient Resource Center at 919-684--6955.