Diagnosed with breast cancer at 23, Cary woman realizes her strength

Rex Breast Care Specialists patient Amelia Hill

Read more about Amelia Hill, a patient of Dr. Rachel Jendro's and a student at NC State University who has changed her priorities but not her plans after her diagnosis at 23.

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Breast Surgery

REX Breast Care Specialists

Dr. Rachel Jendro

North Carolina Surgery has provided comprehensive breast care to the women of the Triangle for more than 60 years and continues to be one of the area's leading breast care centers. Our approach focuses on the complete care of the woman with breast concerns.

We offer education, discussion, counseling, and individualized treatment planning to women with benign, suspicious, and malignant breast diseases. Our primary concern is providing compassionate expert care in a supportive environment.

Our physicians can now provide many services in the office setting, allowing for more prompt diagnosis. We have extensive experience and training in all advanced breast cancer treatment modalities. In addition, our new REX Breast Care Specialists clinic is a seamless part of REX's Comprehensive Breast Care Program. Our breast surgeons work closely with breast radiologists in the REX Breast Imaging & Diagnostics Center and with oncologists and other specialists in the UNC REX Cancer Center. Patients at the clinic receive a personalized treatment plan that may include some of the following services offered at REX:

  • 3-D mammography
  • Screening and diagnostic digital mammography
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Bone-density testing
  • Ultrasound-guided needle biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound and MRI
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Lumpectomy, mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Coordination with plastic surgeons for immediate breast reconstruction
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and lymphedema management
  • Participation in clinical trials
  • Guidance from nurse navigators
  • Counseling and nutrition services
  • Wellness and rehab support programs

Comprehensive Breast Center

NAPBC SealAdministered by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, UNC REX is proud to be designated a Comprehensive Breast Center. To achieve this designation, a breast program must adhere to a strict set of standards. The board certified breast surgeons at North Carolina Surgery are an important part of this complete approach to the treatment of breast disease. At an accredited center, patients are provided with:

  • Comprehensive care, including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A team-approach to breast care in order to provide the best available treatment options
  • Information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education, and support services
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care


Save time at your appointment by filling out these forms ahead of time. Use this link to print the forms, then fill them out and bring them with you to your appointment.

Breast Patient Pre-Registration Forms

Laura's Story

Schedule Your Appointment

Call 919-784-4160 to make an appointment with Drs. Crowley, Dull, Eddleman, or Jendro at the Rex Breast Care Center on Duraleigh Rd.

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