Lobos Love Pink - Get Screened!

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

Make an Appointment Today

Call UNM Radiology and Imaging Services at 505-272-4545.

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

An estimated 1,480 women in New Mexico were
diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016

Early Detection

“Fortunately in breast cancer, most patients are cured of their disease,” says Ursa Brown-Glaberman, MD. “The key is to find the disease early when it is still curable.” Brown-Glaberman is a breast cancer specialist at the UNM Comprehensive 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 1,480 New Mexican women received a breast cancer diagnosis in 2016 and that 260 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.

Breast cancer produces virtually no symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable. That’s why screening to detect breast cancer at an early stage is very important. The five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has not spread is 99 percent; but, if the cancer has spread to distant organs, the survival rate drops to 26 percent. And, in addition to film mammography which uses general-purpose x-ray equipment, digital mammography may also be available to many women and can offer more accurate images for younger women or women with denser breasts. The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center recommends that women talk to their doctor about what they can do to prevent breast cancer and about regular screenings to detect breast cancer before symptoms develop.

 

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...

  • Partial breast radiation Access to dozens of breast cancer clinical trials
  • 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

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

  • Fellowship-trained breast medical oncologists and surgical 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
  • Survivorship clinic to support quality of life after treatment
  • 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 and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center promote breast cancer awareness in the months of October and February through Lobo athletics games and screenings. The next Lobos Love Pink games are:

Lobo Men’s Basketball:
The Lobos will tip off against the Boise State Broncos on February 14, 2017, at 8:00 pm in WisePies Arena.

Lobo Women’s Basketball:
The Lobos will tip off against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 1:00 PM in WisePies Arena.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets in advance, please call the Lobo Ticket Office at 505-925-LOBO or visit unmtickets.com.

During the first half of the game, the Lobos will be auctioning off official LOBOS LOVE PINK JESERYS on the concourse of WisePies Arena. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

*per the American Cancer Society Facts and Figures