SELF-IMAGE RESOURCES & SERVICES
Our staff of self-image consultants offer a variety of products and services to assist patients and their caregivers, throughout their cancer experience. 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.
In the video below, our self-image consultants introduce themselves and introduce you to the menu of self-image services videos they've created especially for you.
To better serve you, the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program has three oncology boutique locations, staffed by our self-image consultants.
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.
In each boutique location, we have a complimentary section for patients in active treatment to help them through their cancer journey. All items are offered to patients at no cost. The complimentary section contains functional items to help patients deal with side effects of cancer treatment. Typical items offered include turbans, caps, scarves and port pillows. The complimentary section also contains comfort items such as hand crafted blankets and pillows to provide patients with items that lift their spirits and let them know they are supported during their cancer experience.
Makeup and skincare consultations are offered as a complimentary service at the Duke Cancer Center Durham and Duke Cancer Center Raleigh Boutiques.
In the video below, self-image consultant Mercedes Carrillo shares information on the variety of products offered at Duke Cancer Patient Support Program's Boutique locations.
Dealing with Hair Loss
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.
In the video below, self-image consultant Leslie Love shares her personal journey through hair loss.
Wigs & Wig Care
In the below video Mary Ann Crites, Self-Image Consultant, Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, offers tips on wigs and wig care.
In the video below, Cat Wood, a cancer survivor who was treated at Duke, demonstrates the best practices for how to wear a wig comfortably. She provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly fit and put on a wig using important wig accessories. Cat offers some bonus tips along the way. Thank you, Cat!
Beyond Wigs: Other Options for Hair Loss
Watch Below: Cynthia Reitter, a Duke Cancer Patient Support Program self-image consultant, shares hair loss solutions beyond wearing a traditional wig that can be found in our boutiques.
Watch Below: Self-image consultant Gennie Wilder demonstrates easy scarf-tying techniques.
In the video below, Duke Cancer Patient Support Program Self-Image Services volunteer Connie Bossen shares easy techniques to use with the Niquelle Collection head covers and accessories. These simple techniques combined with comfortable and stylish fabrics create a show-stopping look in seconds.
Skincare, Makeup and Aesthetic Services
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, courtesy of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Porgram, at the oncology boutiques at Duke Cancer Center Durham and Duke Cancer Center Raleigh.
In addition, the Duke Center for Aesthetic Services offers a variety of products and services to meet your needs during and after cancer treatment, including skincare services (hydration, scars) and services for eyelashes.
In the video, below, the Duke Center for Aesthetic Services explores a variety of products that many find beneficial.
In the video below, find your perfect brow shape with Duke Cancer Patient Support Program volunteer make-up and skin care consultant Lisa Angell.
Additional Resources for Physical Health & Well-Being