The Duke Cancer Institute offers breast cancer screening and individualized prevention plans to women with a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors. Our team of specialists can help you understand and choose the right preventive measures to help maintain your health.
New patients will undergo a physical assessment that may include a breast exam, a mammogram, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and genetic counseling.
Many patients are given the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials that track the success of prevention methods. In one such study, scientists are using random periareolar fine-needle aspiration to test breast cells for atypical, precancerous changes.
The caregivers at the Duke High-Risk Breast Clinic are available for follow-up services including:
Our multidisciplinary team includes a medical oncologist, a breast surgeon, gynecologists, genetic counselors, radiologists, nurses, a physician’s assistant, and a research coordinator. A patient navigator is also available to aid you in accessing the numerous resources available at the Duke Cancer Institute.
The Duke High-Risk Breast Clinic also provides breast cancer education and outreach to surrounding communities, targeting African American women at high risk.
Learn how to make an appointment at the Duke Cancer Institute or call 919-668-6688 for more information.
Robing King, MS
April Stouder, MHS, PA-C