Self-Image Services

Self-image resources are available to help patients and their family members adapt to changes in body-image experienced throughout their cancer journey. This may include physical changes as a result of treatment, as well as sexual health and intimacy concerns.


Cancer Center Boutiques

The Belk Boutique at Duke Cancer Center Durham as well as the boutiques at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh and Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh offer the latest trends in wigs, hats, caps, scarves, self-image products, post-surgical garments and prosthetics. Private consultation rooms are available.

The Belk Boutique at Duke Cancer Center Durham is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 919.613.1906.

The Duke Cancer Center Raleigh boutique is currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh boutique is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 919.307.0161.

All Duke Cancer Center boutiques feature select complimentary items, made possible through the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program.

Complimentary salon, make-up and skin care services are also offered at all three boutiques. Call ahead for schedule information.

See details below:

  • Salon Services Why not have a personal consultation with one of our expert stylists? They can help you with wig care, styling and cutting and shaves. Our stylists are skilled in working with people who are experiencing hair loss because of treatment, and will be sensitive to your needs and concerns. Private consultations are available at Duke Cancer Center boutiques in Raleigh and Durham. To make an appointment, please call 919.684.4497.
  • Make-up and Skin Care If your cancer treatments have affected your skin or facial hair, then our volunteer cosmetologists are available to support you and your needs. Makeup and skincare consultations are offered as a complimentary service. Consultations are available at boutiques at Duke Cancer Center Durham and Duke Cancer Center Raleigh. For more information or to make an appointment, please call all 919.684.4497.

Sexual Health

Research shows changes in sexual satisfaction are common after cancer treatment. Comprehensive sexual health care aims to provide the patient and partner with appro­priate specialist care to improve sexual quality of life and intimacy.

Sexual health services, available through the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, include patient education about the impact of cancer treatments on sexual health and sex therapy services that address concerns surrounding sexual function, sexual feelings, intimacy, and changes in sexual health. 

DCPSP’s sex therapist provides individual or joint therapy with a partner.    

For more information, call 919.684.4497.


More than 175 volunteers serve at Duke Cancer Center. Our volunteers provide conversation and comfort, offer refreshments and help patients find locations and resources. Volunteers play a critical role in the day-to-day activities at the Duke Cancer Center. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Matt Pennachi.