Deciding to have a mastectomy is often a very personal choice, and one you should make with the guidance and support of your breast cancer surgeon. That's why it's so important to choose a dedicated breast cancer surgeon who understands your concerns. Duke breast cancer surgeons in Durham, Raleigh, and Cary have devoted their careers to working closely with breast cancer and high-risk breast cancer patients. We know this is a difficult decision. We help you understand your diagnosis and the options available to you.
Duke Health offers cancer centers throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
Your Breast Cancer Care Is Our Top Priority
Your Breast Cancer Team
Our doctors work as a team, which means you will see many members of your breast cancer team during your appointment. That goes a long way toward reducing unnecessary stress and anxiety. It also ensures you have all the information you need to make decisions about your care. In addition, if you seek care at Duke and continue your radiation or chemotherapy closer to home, our doctors will coordinate your treatment plan with your doctors. We also provide second opinions and share information with doctors near you.
Dedicated Breast Surgeons
Breast surgical oncologists who only see people with breast cancer may have the most experience treating your type of breast cancer. Many of our breast surgeons have undergone advanced fellowship training to treat diseases of the breast, including breast cancer. In addition to having years of experience, many of our breast surgeons are nationally recognized for their innovative approaches to breast cancer surgery and treatment. They draw upon the latest research findings and use the latest surgical techniques to ensure you receive the best treatments available.
Cancer Center Close to Home and Work
Having a cancer center near your work or home will minimize the impact your breast cancer treatment has on your daily life. We do everything we can to schedule breast imaging appointments and visits with your breast surgeon, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist on the same day.
Where you receive your cancer care is important. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our cancer program is nationally ranked, and the highest ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.