Receiving state-of-the-art care at one of the nation's best oncology treatment centers is reassuring for those suddenly facing the many uncertainties of cancer.

Located within the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center the Breast Care Center, a service of NC Baptist Hospital, offers a full spectrum of services to improve breast health. Services include screening and diagnostics, breast cancer treatment for both benign and malignant breast disease, and prevention and survivor programs - all delivered with the expertise, compassion and individualized service expected from an academic medical center.

Advantages include:

A Breast Imaging Center of Excellence incorporating mammography, ultrasound, MR and image-guided biopsy and staffed by experts in breast imaging.

Multidisciplinary care. We've developed a system to streamline breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of your patients. In addition, our surgical oncologists and plastic surgeons work in tandem to plan and perform breast reconstructions.

Specialists who are experts at breast cancer treatment. Our physicians, most of whom are fellowship-trained, work collaboratively to identify the most effective treatment options for each breast cancer patient.

Personalized breast cancer treatment plans. In most cases, your patient will meet with multiple physicians in a single day and leave with a treatment plan in place.

Clinical trials and basic research. By combining laboratory and clinical research, your patients receive the latest advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, including: sentinel lymph-node mapping, breast-conserving surgery, immediate breast reconstruction and radiation therapy implants. Learn more about cancer clinical trials and research being done at our Breast Cancer Center of Excellence.

Nurse clinicians and patient navigators are on staff.

Genetic screening is offered by the Genetic Counseling Program for a variety of cancers including breast, colorectal, ovarian and melanoma.

Wake Forest Baptist was also first in the region to be granted full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, administered by the American College of Surgeons. We are also an accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence through the American College of Radiology.

 

Patient Story - Breast Cancer Survivor Chiquita McAllister

Chiquita McAllister's mission in life is to empower women to explore their options when they are facing cancer. An executive at NC A&T University, Chiquita was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

Patient Story - Breast Cancer Survivor Kelly Ambrose

As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, Kelly Ambrose has the opportunity to receive health care anywhere in the country. So when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in West Virginia in 2010, she called a colleague to ask his opinion on the best place in the country to be treated.

Patient Story - Breast Cancer Survivors Heather Port and Janine Knight

Heather Port of Asheville, NC and her mother, Janine Knight of Kernersville, share a very special bond. When Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she was a young mother with two small children. She chose to be treated at our Breast Care Center because she believed our physicians and comprehensive breast cancer program offered her the best opportunity for a positive outcome.