4 women affected by cancer get pampered at Duke spa day

Cancer patients and their families being pampered at Duke Cancer Institute's Supportive Care and Survivorship Day.

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For cancer patients and their families it's not often, or maybe even at all, that they can unwind with a spa day.

Massages and make-overs take on a whole new meaning at Duke Cancer Institute's Supportive Care and Survivorship Day, which celebrate the fight of patients, survivors and their families with therapeutic treatments, classes, and a panel on survivorship and information on the latest cancer research.

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ABC11 was there and found out how a day of pampering takes on a whole new meaning for those struggling to beat their battle with cancer, and the family members who are also fighting right alongside them.

DENISE TIMS

Denise Tims with her daughter, getting her makeup done at Duke Cancer Institute's Supportive Care and Survivorship Day.


Denise is a caregiver for her daughter who has cancer and said having someone tending to her is a nice change of pace.

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Denise is a caregiver for her daughter who has cancer

JANE CAYMON

Jane Caymon getting fitted for a wig at Duke Cancer Institute's Supportive Care and Survivorship Day.


Jane is still getting used to the fact that she has cancer and went to get fitted for a wig.

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Jane is still getting used to the fact that she has cancer

BRENDA ROBINSON

Brenda Robinson and her daughter enjoying dog therapy at Duke Cancer Institute's Supportive Care and Survivorship Day.


Brenda is from Virginia. She and her daughter both have cancer, and were completely surprised to come across the Supportive Care and Survivorship Day while at the center for a regular appointment.

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Brenda and her daughter were surprised that they had an appointment the same day as this event

DIANE KIRKHOFF

Diane Kirkhoff learning how to cook nutritious foods at Duke Cancer Institute's Supportive Care and Survivorship Day.


This is Diane's fourth time battling cancer. She said she appreciates the opportunity to learn useful daily tips in fighting her battle through the classes that were offered.

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This is Diane's fourth time battling cancer.

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