October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Early detection saves lives.
Trust the experts at UNC REX to provide compassionate care from routine screenings and diagnosis, to treatment and recovery.
From discovery to recovery, UNC REX Healthcare’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program is here to take care of you. Our compassionate team of experts will provide you with a personalized care plan as they offer guidance and support through every aspect of your treatment and recovery.
Exemplary Breast Cancer Care
UNC REX Healthcare meets national standards for excellence in breast care. You can trust our established approach for your breast cancer treatment because we're:
A Personalized Approach From a Multidisciplinary Team
If you need cancer treatment, you will benefit from the expertise and experience of our entire team of specialists who work together to build your treatment plan. Through our multidisciplinary approach to care, these physicians will meet regularly to discuss your care plan. We also provide a patient care navigator who can answer your questions, help you keep track of your appointments, connect you with support services and address any concerns that arise during your treatment.
Your core team will stay with you throughout treatment and may include a:
As part of our comprehensive approach to breast care, you will also have access to:
Diagnosis and Treatment
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. When caught early and confined to the breast, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99 percent.
That’s why it’s important to detect breast cancer as early as possible through regular self-breast exams and mammograms.
Women should begin getting annual mammograms at age 40. If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, talk to your doctor about getting screened earlier. The REX Breast Care Center offers several tests, including digital and 3D mammography, to help diagnose cancer.
The UNC REX Comprehensive Breast Care Program offers several tests and treatments:
- Breast-conservation therapy
- Clinical breast exams
- Digital and 3D mammography
- Mastectomy with coordinated simultaneous breast reconstruction
- Mammosite balloon catheter insertion for partial breast radiation
- Minimally invasive breast biopsies (ultrasound-guidance and stereotactic techniques)
- Radiation therapy
- Sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy