Barbara did everything right when it came to her breast health. She knew the importance of regular screenings because her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent annual mammograms, performed self-exams and went to see her doctor every year for a thorough checkup and clinical breast exam.

So when doctors at Scotland Health Care System found an abnormality on a routine mammogram in June 2015, she was schedule for another extensive mammogram the following week. Barbara was able to see Dr. Leslie Salloum from Scotland Surgical & GI the following week and he immediately scheduled a biopsy of her breast.

Barbara understands the importance of finding the right place to get care and treatment. When the results came back positive for breast cancer, she turned to Scotland Cancer Treatment Center.

For the 75-year old Laurinburg resident, being able to receive chemotherapy, radiation, follow-up visits and consultations close to home made her cancer treatment and recovery less stressful. But Barbara said it was the expert medical care she received that made the real difference.

The affiliation with Duke Health means that Scotland Cancer Treatment Center has access to important clinical trials and the latest research. Our medical and radiation oncologists are all Duke Health providers, offering convenient and high-quality care.

"Having doctors from Duke on my case was a big plus to me," said Barbara.

Barbara’s cancer treatment team included medical oncologists Dr. Linda Sutton and April Stouder, PA-C and radiation oncologist Dr. Beth Lindsay.

Barbara was already familiar with some physicians in the cancer program before starting treatment. "My husband, Charles, received cancer care six years ago from Scotland Cancer Treatment Center," she said. "So when I needed cancer care, Scotland Cancer Treatment Center was my first choice."

Barbara credits her successful recovery to the support of her children, church family and her cancer treatment team at Scotland Cancer Treatment Center. .

Barbara’s care experiences have made it easy for her to recommend Scotland Cancer Treatment Center. "Don’t put it off. The pain of a mammogram is far less than the pain of having breast cancer.” Barbara stresses.