Supportive Care & Survivorship
The Duke Supportive Care & Survivorship Center offers a number of programs that help patients understand the long-term and late effects of cancer. This program also provides valuable tips on how to live a fuller life after treatment.
We partner with patients and their families to help them achieve healthy fulfilling lives beyond cancer and offer a number of clinical and supportive care services, as well as research opportunities in the area of cancer survivorship. For more information on the Duke Supportive Care & Survivorship Center, call 919.681.4707.
A cancer diagnosis can be a difficult time for patients and their families. Our cancer patient support program provides services throughout the cancer experience—from suspicion of a cancer diagnosis through the time of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survival, including circumstances surrounding end of life.
We believe quality comprehensive cancer care involves attending to issues beyond the scope of traditional models of medicine. We are committed to treating the whole person, not just the cancer. That care extends to family and loved ones, because we know cancer touches the lives of those surrounding us. As a testament to our values, most of our cancer support services are provided at no additional charge to patients or their family members and friends.
Cancer Survivorship Clinic
The Duke Cancer Survivorship Clinic offers a number of programs that help patients understand the long-term and late effects of cancer, as well as how to live a fuller life after treatment. To make a referral, please call 919.681.4707.
The DCI's Patient Navigation Program offers a unique personal approach to assisting patients coordinate their care. Our patient navigators provide services that include: coordination of services from diagnosis through post treatment; finding financial resources, lodging, and transportation; identifying and bridging cultural and linguistic barriers; educating on disease and clinical trials; and making referrals to internal and community resources. For more information, email Patient Navigators Valarie Worthy or Xiomara Boyce.
Duke Smoking Cessation Program (Quit at Duke)
This multifaceted program provides standardized assessment, contemporary evidence-based medication algorithms, multiple behavioral interventions including one targeting cancer patients. Patients are followed through their quit attempt with frequent regular phone calls.
A Clinical Tobacco Treatment Specialist runs the clinic, Masters+ level staff run the Behavioral Interventions. Several clinical trials are offered through the program and may provide free medications.