Lobos Love Pink - Get Screened!

DiagnosisNumberLobos Love Pink! encourages you and your loved ones to schedule a mammogram.

Make an Appointment Today

Call UNM Radiology and Imaging Services at 505-925-4915

You may also sign up for an annual screening reminder through the American Cancer Society.

Early Detection

“Women have a lot of treatment options, and can survive for more than five years after diagnosis, if we catch the disease early,” says Melanie Royce, MD, PhD. Royce leads the Breast Cancer team at the UNM Cancer Center. She and the rest of the multidisciplinary breast team not only treat women with breast cancer but also conduct breast cancer research and pioneer new treatment methods.

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. After lung cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women of all races and populations. The American Cancer Society estimated that 1320 New Mexican women received a breast cancer diagnosis in 2015 and that 270 died from the disease. But women today face better odds of beating the disease and have more choices for treatment than they ever have before.

Melanie Royce, MD, PhD, talks to Adam Attchison, "KRQE This Morning," about the Lobos Love Pink Women's Basketball game. The game raises awareness for breast cancer because screening saves lives. An early diagnosis increases the chances of surviving breast cancer and gives women more options for treating the disease.


About Our Breast Cancer Team

If you or a loved one is facing breast cancer, you want the best treatments and the best care available. The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center team offers:

The Best in Breast Cancer Treatment...

  • Minimally invasive breast surgery
  • Skin-sparing and nipple-sparing surgery
  • Immediate reconstruction with microsurgical flap grafting or fat grafting
  • Seed localization techniques for more comfortable surgery
  • Partial breast radiation Access to dozens of breast cancer clinical trials

...from New Mexico’s Most Qualified Team...

  • Four fellowship-trained breast medical oncologists
  • The only Certified Cancer Genetics Counselors in New Mexico
  • A team approach to care that taps into each member’s expertise

...that Cares from Start to Finish

  • Screening, diagnosis and genetic counseling
  • Personalized care plans based on your unique situation
  • Social, financial and emotional support services for patients and their families

Contact us at: 505-272-4946  or statewide at  1-800-432-6806.

Lobos Love Pink

The University of New Mexico Lobos, UNM Hospitals and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center promote breast cancer awareness in the months of October and February through Lobo athletics games and screenings. Check back for upcoming games.

*per the American Cancer Society