We’re very proud of what we do. But nothing is more rewarding — or more humbling — than when someone tells us that we’ve changed his or her life. Some of those people share their amazing stories here. There are more to come, so please return to be inspired by their strength, courage, and honesty.
There are very few places in the world where Adam could have found the care he received here. His case demanded that multiple sub-specialists – including lung surgeons, brain surgeons, urologists, and cancer surgeons – coordinate their work over a long period of time. Fortunately for Adam, all the care, expertise, and dedication he needed resides right here at the UNM Cancer Center.
Today Adam is cancer free. His recovery required him to relearn some basic motor skills, but he accomplished that – and much more. Now he’s back in college and pursuing a career in music. Rock on, Adam!
We’re inspired by Judy and her unwavering positivity. Her cancer journey has been a long one, and she has received treatment from cancer centers in other states – but she says none has been better than the care she receives right here at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Thanks Judy; we love you too!
— Zoneddy Dayao, MD, UNM Women's Cancer Center Expert, Hematologist/Oncologist
When Aracely was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she was frightened. Would she find treatment? Would her family support her? Fortunately, she found support and hope – and the best cancer care – at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Thanks to them, she’s here today, encouraging all women to know their bodies and seek help when something seems wrong.
With love and assistance from her family, Aracely is fighting and winning her battle with breast cancer.
Judy’s treatment was successful and much less invasive than the option she was presented with elsewhere. She also gained a new appreciation for her brother’s work, as she witnessed firsthand the way he guides patients to and from their appointments and treatments, delivering a level of care that makes each patient feel like family.