One of Eleanor Scott Bell's earliest memories is of picking tobacco to supplement the family income. They were a family of nine with a large extended family — part of the Lumbee Tribe of NC, "People of the Dark Water."
For breast cancer patient Erin Hatcher, participating in a research study to learn about the potential for heart-related side effects of chemotherapy is a “win-win” situation to protect her health in the future.
In 2018, April Wilder was diagnosed with cervical cancer. During her cancer journey, there were times when she was on the verge of giving up, but she credits the team at the Duke Cancer Institute for pushing her through the times when she couldn’t fight for herself.
Working as a hematology-oncology nurse practitioner at Duke for more than two decades, Duke University School of Nursing graduate Heather Paradis had no idea that she would one day experience cancer care from the other side.
DCI clinical social worker Terri Stong started smoking four years ago during an extremely stressful period of her life. Tobacco cessation treatment at Duke and a reminder of what she has to live for turned her around.