Cancer Center Boutiques Now Open in Two Locations

warm and fuzzy items

man tries on hats in Boutique

Boutique items for saleThe Duke Cancer Patient Support Program is thrilled to announce that the boutiques at Duke Cancer Center Durham and Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh are re-opening on a limited basis for in-person shopping and one-on-one consultations with a self-image consultant. (Masks are required for both shopper and consultant)

Due to COVID-19 precautions being taken related to staffing and capacity, boutique visitors must schedule an appointment. (Find contact details and hours of operation, for each boutique, in the sidebar of this article)

Virtual consultations with self-image consultants and product delivery options remain available.

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.

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

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Duke Cancer Institute-branded merchandise

In both boutique locations, there is a complimentary section for patients in active treatment to help them through their cancer journey. (All items in this section 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.

The Belk Boutique at Duke Cancer Center Durham offers Duke Cancer Institute-branded merchandise, including awareness bands, phone fans, water bottles, socks, fleece blankets, fleece beanies, baseball caps, short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts, journals, and a variety of insulated drink tumblers. (Prices for the DCI-branded gear range from $2 to $25).


Helpful Videos About Our Products & Services (filmed pre-COVID-19 pandemic)

Self-image consultant Mercedes Carrillo shares information on the variety of products offered


Complimentary Items


Certified mastectomy and compression fitter Tisha Barnes shares information about prosthetics and orthotics services


Cat Wood, a cancer survivor who was treated at Duke, provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly fit and put on a wig using important wig accessories


Wig & Wig Care: Self-Image consultant Mary Ann Crites offers tips on wigs and wig care


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


Scarf-Tying: Self-image consultant Gennie Wilder demonstrates easy scarf-tying techniques


Self-Image Services volunteer Connie Bossen shares easy techniques to use with the Niquelle Collection head covers and accessories


Find your perfect brow shape with Duke Cancer Patient Support Program volunteer make-up and skin care consultant Lisa Angell