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Charles Portera, MD, F.A.C.S
Board-Certified General Surgery
Fellowship-Trained in Surgical Oncology and Cancer Biology
After noticing a small blood spot near her breast, Eunice decided she needed to see a doctor. A 3D Mammogram discovered a small tumor in her breast, about the size of a grain of rice. She was diagnosed with a Stage 1 Breast Cancer and the oncologist recommended a mastectomy. In an attempt to avoid an unnecessary mastectomy, Eunice got a second opinion from Dr. Charles Portera at the Alaska Surgical Oncology Breast Center. Dr. Portera was able to save her breast and now Eunice is cancer free!
As a former oncology nurse, Julie knew first hand the seriousness of a breast cancer diagnosis. She also knew the importance of finding the highest trained surgical Oncologist possible. Working closely with a plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Portera of Alaska Surgical Oncology was able to remove the breast cancer while maintaining the look of a healthy breast – all in one surgical process.