Patient Resources

Patient Handbook

Click here to access the Patient Handbook. We are pleased to offer this handbook to educate our patients on what to expect before, during and after their treatment at Radiation Oncology. Ask your health care provider about any specific questions pertaining to your course of treatment. 

 

Forms

The forms below are available to make your appointments run smoother. If possible, please print and complete the form(s) prior to your visit. Please click on the link to the form(s) that are relevant to your visit.

 

Services

The Department of Radiation Oncology and the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center provide access to services for both patients and families.

Caring House

Caring House provides adult cancer patients and accompanying caregivers with a comfortable, supportive and affordable place to stay during outpatient treatment at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Contact Information:

Caring House
2625 Pickett Rd
Durham, NC 27705

Operating Hours
Mon -Fri 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sat - Sun 9:00am - 9:00pm

Phone Numbers:
Durham: (919) 490-5449
Fax: (919) 493-8044

Web: http://www.caringhouse.org
Email: meg.caringhouse@gte.net

Ronald McDonald House

Main Ronald McDonald House Charities

Contact Information:

Ronald McDonald House
506 Alexander Ave
Durham, NC 27705

Phone Numbers: Durham: (919) 286-9305, Reservations: (919) 416-3955, Fax: (919) 286-7307
Web: http://www.ronaldhousedurham.org/
Email: ronald@intrex.net

Triangle Hospice

Triangle Hospice specializes in providing care to terminally ill patients and provides palliative care, which focuses on controlling discomfort and other symptoms.

Contact Information:

Triangle Hospice
1804 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Ste. 112
Durham, NC 27707-3587

Phone Numbers:
Durham: (919) 490-8480
Chapel Hill: (919) 942-8597
Oxford: (800) 849-2053
Fax: (919) 493-024

 

Links

There are many valuable sources of cancer information online. 

What You Need To Know About...  Cancer publication series

The "What You Need To Know About..." Cancer publication series covers a number of specific cancer diseases and provides information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, emotional issues and questions to ask your doctor. Each guide has helpful illustrations and provides a glossary of terms specific to each specific cancer.


CancerNet

A service of the National Cancer Institute, CancerNet is a comprehensive source of information on cancer and includes information on types of cancers, detection, diagnosis, clinical trials, treatment and much more.


National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute Website provides information for both patients and medical professionals about cancer. Information regarding clinical trials, and cancer news and information.


American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Website has a wealth of information on cancer including topics related to children with cancer, prevention, treatment options and the latest news on cancer.


National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network encompasses the 17 comprehensive cancer centers across the country including the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.


OncoLink

The University of Pennsylvania OncoLink is a website where patients, families and healthcare professionals can get accurate cancer-related information.


People Living With Cancer

People Living With Cancer, the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), provides oncologist-approved information on more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, clinical trials, coping and side effects. Additional resources include a Find an Oncologist database, live chats, message boards, a drug database and links to patient support organizations. The site is designed to help people with cancer make informed healthcare decisions.