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1 ALBUQUERQUE C ANCER OALITION & Cancer Support Treatment D I R E C T O R Y Includes Statewide Resources A project of the New Mexico Cancer Council

2 C ALBUQUERQUE ANCER OALITION Mission Statement The ACC is a coalition of cancer support and treatment agencies and organizations uniting together to inform the community of resources and to educate and advocate to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families. The ACC Directory was funded through grants from the New Mexico Department of Health. The information included in this directory is provided by the respective organizations. These organizations are solely responsible for updating their information.

3 TABLE of CONTENTS Albuquerque Support & Information Centers The American Cancer Society...4 Angel Flight South Central...4 Angel Flight West...4 Breast Cancer Resource Center Cancer Services of New Mexico...5 Cancer Support Now...5 Casa Esperanza, Inc...6 Central New Mexico Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure...6 Children s Cancer Fund of New Mexico Children s Grief Center of New Mexico...7 Comadre a Comadre...7 FORCE...7 Holland s Rose, Inc. Medical Hospitality House...8 Jewish Family Service of New Mexico...8 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NM/El Paso Chapter)...8 Make a Wish Foundation of New Mexico...9 Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation...9 New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care...9 New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance...9 New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation (NMCCF)...10 New Mexico Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program...10 New Mexico Department of Health Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Program...10 New Mexico Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Program...11 People Living Through Cancer...11 Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico...12 The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project United Blood Services...12 YWCA Health Equity/Encore Plus...13 Albuquerque Treatment Centers Hematology-Oncology Associates P.C Lovelace Medical Center...13 Lovelace Woman s Hospital Breast Care Center...14 New Mexico Cancer Center...14 New Mexico VA Health Care System...14 Presbyterian Cancer Center...15 Presbyterian Healthplex...15 Presbytarian MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center...15 SW Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Inc...16 University of New Mexico Cancer Center...16 Women s Cancer and Surgical Care, P.C Outside Albuquerque Support, Information & Treatment Centers Northern New Mexico Southern New Mexico Southeastern New Mexico New Mexico Cancer Council Initiatives Notes...27 This symbol indicates organizations that offer services state-wide.

4 Albuquerque Support & Information The American Cancer Society (ACS) Montgomery Blvd NE, Ste 300 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Geraldine Esquivel, District Executive Director Early Detection and Screening Education Materials and Transportation The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. All services free: Information and referral available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at ACS Worksite & community programs include Patient Navigator at UNM Cancer Center, worksite newsletters, Health Reminder Assistant, educational presentations, and Active For Life wellness program, Smoking Cessation counseling. After diagnosis assistance: Look Good, Feel Better, Road to Recovery transportation to treatment, Reach to Recovery visits to breast cancer patients, Guest Room Program offers free lodging, I Can Cope education and support series, Cancer Survivors Network, youth camp. Gift Closet provides free wigs, mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis, hats, ostomy supplies. Angel Flight South Central 2550 Midway Road Ste 220 Carrollton, TX Tel: Fax: Contact: Angie Fonseca Facebook: AngelFlightSouthCentral Transportation The mission of Angel Flight is to help people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. Angel Flight West 3161 Donald Douglas Loop South Santa Monica, CA Tel: Fax: Contact: Josh Olson, Director of Mission Transportation The mission of Angel Flight West is to arrange free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. Breast Cancer Resource Center 1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, Suite 16 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Deborah Openden Our mission is to provide cancer support services, advocacy, education and resources for New Mexico s vulnerable populations. With a statewide focus, services are provided in four areas: Advocacy, Emotional/Practical Support, Health Education and Patient Navigation. Continued on page 5 4

5 Albuquerque Support & Information Breast Cancer Resource Center, continued BCRC staff advocates on behalf of clients to eliminate barriers to care and support patient s rights; every client who contacts the BCRC is offered emotional support and treated with compassion and caring; health education events and classes raise awareness in the community about the importance of screening and early detection; patient navigation provides individualized guidance and support to remove barriers to timely screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care. The BCRC works collaboratively with medical and community-based organizations to connect patients, caregivers, providers and the community with accurate, up-to-date resources and information about cancerrelated issues. All services are provided at no cost. Cancer Services of New Mexico P.O. Box Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Blaire Larson, President Facebook: Cancer Services of New Mexico Support Groups/One on One Support Volunteer Training & Opportunities Legal/Insurance Information Providing services to reduce cancer suffering for New Mexico s families. All services are available at no charge to any New Mexican coping with cancer. Services include: Family Cancer Retreats (three-day educational retreats each Spring and Fall that provide tools & information for managing the treatment and survival process); Legal, Insurance and Paperwork Assistance LIPA Program (clinics and tools to help manage a wide range of legal, financial and insurance issues; Family Cancer Resource Bags (information kits to help newly diagnosed parents discuss the cancer journey with their kids); Caregiver Support Program (experienced caregivers are matched with newer caregivers in need of advice or support); NM Cancer Services Survey (statewide survey to understand gaps in NM s cancer-related services) Cancer Support Now c/o Patricia Torn, 2212 Lester Dr NE #232, Albuquerque, NM Tel: toll free: Contact: Eleanor Schick Support Groups/One on One Support Volunteer Training & Opportunities Cancer Support Now, Inc (CSNI) is a membership-based organization created by cancer survivors to build and sustain an active community of people whose lives have been affected by cancer, with emphasis on providing opportunities for those facing cancer to give and receive support. CSNI provides free cancer support groups and/or 1-on-1 support for those in all stages of cancer, end of life, and grief. Services are provided by cancer survivors who are seasoned veterans of cancer and who have completed training. We define cancer survivors to include all those diagnosed from the time of diagnosis and for the remainder of their lives, and their family members and close friends. Support and referral is a phone call away on our helpline, which is answered 7 days a week by a cancer survivor. CSNI also offers support and education for those with long-term side effects from cancer and cancer treatment at our Annual Survivorship Conference. We do not provide professional advice, consultation, or services. 5

6 Albuquerque Support & Information Support Groups/One on One Support Legal/Insurance Information Transportation Counseling/Mental Health Services Early Detection and Screening Casa Esperanza, Inc. Physical Address: 1005 Yale Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Eileen Cook Counseling/Mental Health Services Lodging for Patient/Families Children s Cancer Fund of New Mexico th Street SW Albuquerque, New Mexico Tel: Fax: Contact: Diana Trujeque, Executive Director Facebook: Children s Cancer Fund of New Mexico Twitter: CCFNM Pediatric Oncology Lodging for Patient/Families Volunteer Training & Opportunities Casa Esperanza is an affordable home-away-from-home serving out of town cancer patients and their family members. Casa Esperanza provides the simple, home-like amenities patients and families may find lacking in commercial facilities. Four central kitchens and a spacious community/ dining room encourage therapeutic interaction and sharing among families. We provide a Clinical Counseling Program free to residents and a Program to help cancer patients, survivors, and their families access needed health, financial and social services. Casa Esperanza creates a positive atmosphere where emotional support is abundant. Most importantly, families can remain together while facing the challenges of coping with cancer. Casa Esperanza houses up to 28 families each night. Vehicle Donation Program: Central New Mexico Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure 8200 Mountain Rd. NE Suite 106 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Susan Simons, Executive Director Volunteer Training & Opportunities The Mission of the Central New Mexico Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in 1982 on a promise made between two sisters- Nancy Goodman Brinker and her dying sister, Susan Goodman Komen. The Komen Foundation is now a global leader in the fight against breast cancer. It provides innovative breast cancer research grants and meritorious awards, and funds educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. The Central New Mexico Affiliate, established in 1999, has granted over $2M to local organizations for education, screening and treatment. $550,000 was sent to the Komen Foundation for research. We also offer breast cancer survivor support services for individuals. Support Groups/One on One Support Transportation Social Work 6 Continued on page 7

7 Albuquerque Support & Information Children s Cancer Fund of New Mexico continued The Children s Cancer Fund of New Mexico exists to help New Mexico s children with cancer and their families with the day-to-day emotional, financial, and educational needs of living with and fighting cancer. From the moment a child is diagnosed with cancer in New Mexico, the CCFNM is there to help: providing childhood cancer education, prevention, treatment and detection programs funded by St. Joseph Community Health; assistance for transportation costs in the form of gas and transportation vouchers; food and grocery vouchers to help parents during lengthy stays in Albuquerque; emergency financial assistance; basic needs such as rent and utilities; prizes and bravery awards for children to help minimize the trauma of painful procedures such as spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies, chemotherapy treatments and prolonged hospital stays; funeral assistance to families whose child has ended their battle with cancer; and educational scholarships for any child treated for cancer in New Mexico. Children s Grief Center of New Mexico 3001 Trellis DR NW Albuquerque, NM Tel: Facebook: Children s Grief Center of New Mexico Contact: Jade Bock, Executive Director Support Groups/One on One Support The mission of the Children s Grief Center of New Mexico is to provide a safe and supportive environment where children, teens, young adults and their families can share experiences and feelings while grieving a death. Age-appropriate support groups for children and youth ages 5-25 as well as groups for the adults who bring the children. Comadre a Comadre Physical Address: University Advisement & Enrichment Center 400 Cornell Dr. NE Albuquerque,NM Mailing Address: Comadre a Comadre Program MSC University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Elba L. Saavedra, Ph.D., Director Support Groups/One on One Support Comadre a Comadre is committed to empowering the lives of Hispanic/Latina women and their loved ones through advocacy, education, information, resources, and support about breast health and breast cancer. All our services are provided in both English and Spanish and at no cost. We integrate traditional Hispanic/Latino cultural values such as the importance of family and spirituality. An educational initiative of the College of Education at the University of New Mexico Comadre a Comadre FORCE 7 Volunteer Training & Opportunities Contact: Kendra Watkins FORCE is a national non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals/families affected by hereditary breast/ovarian cancer (HBOC). Our mission includes support, advocacy, awareness, and research specific to HBOC. FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should have to face HBOC alone. Knowledge of BRCA1/2 positivity can be extremely stressful and frightening, considering the significant increased risk of breast/ovarian cancer. FORCE exists to provide continuous and gentle support. Our peer support meetings are held third Sundays at Women s Hospital, Auditorium B from 2:00-4:00. All individuals affected with BRCA1/2 are encouraged attend.

8 Albuquerque Support & Information Holland s Rose, Inc. Medical Hospitality House 132 Griegos Rd NW Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Debora Sponsel-Jolley Counseling/Mental Health Services Lodging for Patient/Families Jewish Family Service of New Mexico 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite 200 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Pastoral Care Volunteer Training & Opportunities Social Work Transportation Support Groups/One on One Support Guided by Jewish values, we offer targeted social services that help preserve and improve the quality of life for New Mexicans. Serving Seniors age 60+. Additional Services: Pastoral Care, Case Management, Intensive Case Management, In-home Medication Management & Blood Pressure checks, Senior Housekeeping/Companion Service including light meal preparation and help with errands, Honey-do Home Helper Service, Senior Transportation Ride/Appointment Companion, Jewish Chaplaincy and Chaplain led Grief & Loss 8 Pastoral Care Support Groups/One on One Support Transportation Holland s Rose is an All-Volunteer organization dedicated to easing the financial burdens for people who must travel to Albuquerque for medical care by providing affordable lodging. Guests are provided affordable home-style lodging; private room & bath, fully-equipped kitchen & laundry, local phones & internet. Volunteers strive to meet the needs of people receiving various kinds of medical treatment; we especially embrace cancer patients who are alone. Through our network of volunteers, transportation to medical treatments and appointments can be arranged. Holland s Rose, Inc is founded on the values and principles of a Christ centered community. Guests enjoy all the comforts of home and find emotional support from guests facing similar circumstances. Our all-volunteer staff has first-hand knowledge of what it means to hear You ve got cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Southwest Region- New Mexico Chapter) 4600 A Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 201 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Ana Portillo, Patient Services Manager Facebook: Legal/Insurance Information Support Groups/One on One Support Volunteer Training & Opportunities Social Work The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. We offer a variety of programs and services in support of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

9 Albuquerque Support & Information Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico 144 Louisiana NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Volunteer Training & Opportunities We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation 7410 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 204 Albuquerque, NM Tel: nfhfoundation.org Contact: Jody Parrish Volunteer Training & Opportunities The mission of the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation is to provide breast cancer education and support to New Mexicans. The annual fundraising Luncheon and Seminar is held in the Spring, typically in late April. The Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation provides information, through regularly held seminars, about breast cancer, risk reduction, screening, current treatment options, drug therapies, wellness programs, research funding and provides support to breast cancer patients through grants to local organizations. The funds received are donated to breast cancer related projects in New Mexico through a grant program. Grants are funded yearly. New Mexico Association for Home & Hospice Care 3200 Carlisle Blvd. N.E., Suite 117 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Joie Glenn, Executive Director Hospice/Palliative Care New Mexico Association for Home & Hospice Care is a resource that serves its membership by facilitating advocacy, networking, education and communication to promote success and best practices in home and hospice care and related support services. New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance 1201 Camino de Salud UNM Cancer Center Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: The goal of NMCCA is to increase the quality of cancer care in New Mexico by bringing to the state cancer clinical trials. These clinical trials will contribute to the medical knowledge base, increase the quality of life for cancer patients and provide access to and information about the latest research, technologies and clinical services. 9

10 Albuquerque Support & Information New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation 4901 Lang NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: nmcancercenter.org Contact: Colleen Harris, Executive Director Lodging for Patient/Families Transportation Legal/Insurance Information Patient Advocacy New Mexico Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program 5301 Central Avenue NE, Suite 800 Albuquerque, NM (Toll-Free & Bilingual) Education Materials and Early Detection and Screening The New Mexico Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer (BCC) Early Detection Program is dedicated to improving access to high-quality breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services for women who are underserved, and to increase public awareness through education about prevention, disease processes, and the importance of regular screening exams for early detection. The BCC Early Detection Program provides age-appropriate accepted standard-of-care breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to eligible low-income women statewide. To be eligible, women must be 30 years or older, uninsured or underinsured and have a limited income. Screening services including breast and pelvic exams, pap tests, and mammograms are free to eligible women. 10 Volunteer Training & Opportunities Early Detection and Screening The New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation is dedicated to supporting New Mexico Cancer Center patients non-medical financial needs during their battle against cancer. We establish assistance and education programs to meet the financial, emotional and psychological needs of our patients. Further, the NMCCF provides education programs for health care providers to raise awareness and early diagnosis to improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Assistance is given to eligible patients of the NM Cancer Center, or its satellites, for non-medical expenses such as rent, mortgage, child care, gas, utilities, and transportation. Payments are made directly to a third party. New Mexico Department of Health Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Program 5301 Central Avenue NE, Suite 800 Albuquerque, NM Tel: or (Toll-free & Bilingual) Contact: Dana Millen, M.P.H, Ph.D. Early Detection and Screening The New Mexico Department of Health CRC Program is dedicated to improving access to high-quality colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services for men and women who are underserved, and to increase awareness through education about prevention, disease processes, and the importance of annual screenings for early detection. The New Mexico CRC Program works to reduce the number of new colorectal cancer cases and cancer deaths by providing limited screening, surveillance and/ or diagnostic services at no cost to eligible, uninsured or underinsured, low-income men and women, ages 50 and older. Participants of the screening program must meet program AND clinical eligibility requirements. The NM CRC Program is also committed to promoting colorectal cancer screening among the general population through public education and awareness.

11 Albuquerque Support & Information New Mexico Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Program 5301 Central Avenue NE, Suite 800 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Beth Pinkerton The mission of the New Mexico Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Program promotes the health of New Mexicans through comprehensive cancer prevention and control efforts guided by the goals and objectives of the New Mexico Cancer Plan. The Program collaborates with diverse partners to offer cancer education, information, and resources to the public and healthcare providers. The Comprehensive Cancer Program seeks to reduce the cancer burden in New Mexico by supporting initiatives that span the continuum of cancer including promoting healthy lifestyles to reduce cancer risk, improving the quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer, supporting and implementing evidence-based cancer control activities and fostering collaboration among cancer control organizations. People Living Through Cancer 3411 Candelaria NE, Suite M Albuquerque, NM Tel: Toll-Free: Fax: Contact: Leslie Slow Kaufman, Executive Director Facebook: People Living Through Cancer Twitter: pltcnm Legal/Insurance Information Volunteer Training & Opportunities 11 Support Groups/One on One Support Social Work Counseling/Mental Health Services The mission of People Living through Cancer is to connect and support cancer survivors and caregivers by transforming shared individual experiences into enduring hope. PLTC exists so no one must face cancer alone. PLTC offers: Support Groups in the Albuquerque area and throughout New Mexico. PLTC networks with community partners to provide support groups in many other locations. One-to-one support, referrals for much needed practical support and services, An Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference & Celebration which include workshops on various topics to strengthen coping and decision-making skills as well as stress management tools, Lending Library-an Affiliate of the National Network of Library of Medicines, Nutrition & Fitness programs, Training for potential support group facilitators and many other educational and fun programs. NEW**school presentations THE BIG C -- IT S NOT A SECRET ANYMORE Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico 909 Virginia St., NE, #109 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Robert Wood Counseling Support Groups/One on Early Detection and One Support Screening We provide education, support and encouragement to all, so that they can make informed decisions on how to fight prostate cancer, and to men and their families and friends in making informed decisions for the management of prostate cancer. In 1991, Rae Shipp established the PCSA of NM. Our doors are open Monday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our services are free to all. We offer support group meetings twice a month, a speakers bureau, a Buddies List group, a quarterly newsletter, and counseling. Please call us for details.

12 Albuquerque Support & Information Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico 1011 Yale Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM Tel: Toll Free: Fax: Contact: Guest Services Lodging for Patients & Families Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico provides comfort, care and a home away from home for families with children in medical treatment. The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project 5911 Jefferson St NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Amy Gundelach Facebook: The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project Early Detection and Screening Integrative Complementary Therapies Volunteer Training & Opportunities Nutrition The mission of The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project is to empower women who are fighting gynecological cancer by providing education and support - helping them to live a healthy and inspired life. Our vision is to lead the progressive transformation of gynecological cancer care and support in New Mexico. We provide gynecological cancer education through classes and a library, as well as, monthly social groups for patients to connect and have peer support. Financial assistance is given to eligible patients in New Mexico, for such non-medical expenses as rent, mortgage, child care, gas, utilities, and transportation. Payments are made directly to a third party. United Blood Services 1515 University Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Facebook: United Blood Services New Mexico Contact: Charlene Smith Early Detection and Screening Blood Systems exists to make a difference in people s lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement. Since 1951, the community blood supplier for hospitals in New Mexico and in the Four Corners region. The safety of our donors and the blood supply are our top priorities. Locations in Albuquerque, Durango, Farmington, Rio Rancho, Roswell, and Santa Fe. Donations for whole blood, platelets, and plasma are necessary for surgery and accident victims, cancer and leukemia patients, and burn and trauma patients. 12

13 Albuquerque Support & Information YWCA Middle Rio Grande, Health Equity/Encore Plus 210 Truman NE, Suite A Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Sofie Baca Early Detection and Screening Transportation Volunteer Training & Opportunities The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Si Usted Habla Espanol? Habla con Sofie extencion Financial assistance for annual screening mammograms as well as diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds- Transportation assistance for women to get to appointments- Personal reminders to get annual mammograms - Serving all of New Mexico residents Albuquerque Treatment Centers Hematology-Oncology Associates P.C Coal SE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Education Material and Genetic Counseling Hematology / Oncology The physicians and staff at Hematology-Oncology Associates, P.C., are dedicated to providing quality, compassionate patient care and satisfaction in New Mexico by providing leading-edge clinical trials research, state-of-the-art treatments, and convenient access to comprehensive patient services. Additional Services: Genetic Counseling, Laboratory, Oncology Certified Nurses Hematology Oncology Associates, P.C. is recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPIÂ ) Certification Programs, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPIÂ Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet rigorous standards for quality cancer care as well as safety measures established by ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). 601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Early Detection and Screening Lovelace Medical Center 13 Rehabilitation Surgical Oncology Our goal is to make Lovelace Medical Center a center for medical innovation and quality care. From New Mexico s only Gamma Knife Center specializing in non-invasive brain surgery to our new state-ofthe art Emergency Department to our two-floor Cardiac Care Center, the new Lovelace Medical Center is here to meet the needs of our growing community. UNM Cancer Center at Lovelace Medical Center offers chemotherapy, in-patient and out-patient services, including blood transfusions. Contact:

14 Albuquerque Treatment Centers Lovelace Women s Hospital Breast Care Center 4700 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: (505) Contact: Sandra Arellano, Breast Care Navigator Early Detection and Screening 14 Rehabilitation Surgical Oncology Our two primary goals are to provide the highest quality of care and to promote the best outcomes for our patients. Our medical staff and all of our employees are dedicated to meeting these goals. We live by our mission--deliver exceptional care, heartfelt compassion...every day. The Lovelace Women s Hospital Breast Care Center is accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for providing the highest level of quality breast care to its patients. Our Comprehensive Breast Care Center is the only NAPBC accredited Breast Care Center in New Mexico. For an appointment call Our breast care team includes Breast Surgeons, Radiologist, Pathologists, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons. Other services also include: Digital Mammography, General Surgery, Gynecology, Uro-gynecology, High Risk Assessment Breast Cancer Program, and Rapid Results Assessment for same-day diagnostic test results. Legal/Insurance Information Genetic Counseling Volunteer Training & New Mexico Cancer Center 4901 Lang NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Opportunities Integrative Complementary Therapies Early Detection and Screening Radiology The mission of NM Oncology Hematology Consultants is the delivery, to every patient we see, the quality of care we would wish to receive ourselves. We provide oncology services in beautiful, comfortable clinics filled with Southwestern art. Our dedicated professional staff is known for their supportive and friendly attitude. New Mexico VA Health Care System 1501 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Nick Arenella, LISW Early Detection and Screening Counseling/Mental Health Services Hospice/Palliative Care Lodging for Patient/Families Pastoral Care Social Work Surgical Oncology Transportation Volunteer Training & Opportunities The mission of the new VA is to improve the health of the served veteran population by providing primary care, specialty care, extended care, and related social support services in an integrated healthcare delivery system.

15 Albuquerque Treatment Centers Presbyterian Cancer Center 8300 Constitution Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Dava Gerard, MD, Administrator Early Detection and Screening Counseling/Mental Health Services Hospice/Palliative Care Integrative Complementary Therapies Language Interpretation Services Legal/Insurance Information Lodging for Patient/Families Nutrition Pastoral Care Presbyterian MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center Physical/Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Social Work Support Groups/One on One Support Surgical Oncology Transportation Volunteer Training & Opportunities The Cancer Center at Presbyterian offers multidisciplinary cancer care at numerous locations. This includes Medical Oncology, Hematology, Chemotherapy and other outpatient services at Presbyterian Kaseman Campus, world-class Radiation Oncology at the Presbyterian MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center also located on the Kaseman Campus, and inpatient services at Presbyterian Hospital. Medical Oncology services (including chemotherapy) are also available at our PMG office in Rio Rancho. Our experienced, dedicated nurses and staff work with our board-certified oncologists and surgeons to provide comprehensive, compassionate and individualized cancer care incorporating the latest research, technology and treatment options. Accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), American College of Radiology (ACR), American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Presbyterian Healthplex 6301 Forest Hills Drive NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Janeice Ross Physical/Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Our mission is to improve the health of individuals, families and communities. The Cancer Rehabilitation Program at the Presbyterian Healthplex offers support for patients in all phases of cancer treatment. The program can help to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment, increase strength, endurance and the ability to perform daily activities. The Cancer Rehabilitation Program includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Lymphedema Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology. Also exercise (THRIVE) and educational programs for cancer patients and survivors Constitution Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Debra Moore The Cancer Center at Presbyterian serves to improve the health of individuals, families and communities by reducing the burden of cancer. Presbyterian Healthcare Services has contracted with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to bring the nation s leading name in cancer care to New Mexico. The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Radiation Treatment Center on the Presbyterian Kaseman Campus offers M.D. Anderson oncologists, practices and protocols to cancer patients in New Mexico. The MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center offers traditional external beam radiation therapy as well as individualized High Dose Radiation (HDR) therapy, Brachytherapy, and Stereotactic Radiotherapy. 15

16 Albuquerque Treatment Centers SW Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Inc. 201 Cedar St. SE, Suite 304 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Early Detection and Screening Genetic Counseling Language Interpretation Services Support Groups/One on One Support The physicians and staff at SW Gynecologic Oncology Associates Inc. are dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the art care to our patients with gynecologic cancers. University of New Mexico Cancer Center 1201 Camino de Salud Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Early Detection and Screening Counseling/Mental Health Services Genetic Counseling Integrative Complementary Therapies Hospice/Palliative Care Language Interpretation Services Legal/Insurance Information Lodging for Patient/Families Nutrition Pastoral Care 16 Surgical Oncology Volunteer Training & Opportunities Pediatric Oncology Physical/Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Social Work Support Groups/One on One Support Surgical Oncology Transportation Volunteer Training & Opportunities The UNM Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the state, and one of just 67 NCI-designated cancer centers nationwide. Recognized for its scientific excellence, contributions to cancer research and delivery of medical advances to patients and their families, the UNM Cancer Center is home to New Mexico s largest team of board-certified oncology physicians and research scientists. They represent every cancer specialty and hail from prestigious institutions such as MD Anderson, Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic. Through its partnerships with Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces and its collaborative clinical programs in Santa Fe and Farmington, the UNM Cancer Center provides care to the entire state. It also supports several community outreach programs to make cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment available to every New Mexican. Women s Cancer and Surgical Care, P.C. 500 Walter St NE, Suite 508 Albuquerque, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Gustavo Marin Facebook: Womens Cancer and Surgical Care, P.C. Early Detection and Screening Genetic Counseling Surgical Oncology Volunteer Training & Opportunities Women s Cancer and Surgical Care, P.C. is committed to providing the highest quality, individualized, comprehensive, Gynecologic Oncology care to women of all ages and their families in a warm, caring, and supportive environment. Luis Alfonso Padilla Paz, M.D., and Leo Twiggs, M.D. are Board Certified Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons. In addition to traditional surgical methods, Dr. Padilla Paz and Dr. Leo Twiggs perform minimally invasive gynecologic da Vinci surgeries. Victor Vigil, M.D. is also in the practice. He is a Hematology Oncologist with special training in Cancer Genetics.

17 Outside Albuquerque Support, Information & Treatment Centers Northern New Mexico Treatment Centers CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center 490-A West Zia Road Santa Fe, NM Tel: Contact:Marla Nowak, social worker Nutrition Support Groups/One on One Support New Mexico Cancer Care Associates Santa Fe Office: 490-A West Zia Road Santa Fe, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Sue McDonald Las Vegas Office: th Street Las Vegas, NM Taos Office: 1334 Gusdorf Road, Suite 0 Taos, NM New Mexico Cancer Center - Gallup 2240 College Drive, Gallup, NM Tel: Fax: (Satellite clinic of the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque, NM) Integrative Complementary Therapies Lodging for Patient/ Families Physical/Occupational Therapy Social Work Language Interpretation Support Groups/One on One Support Transportation Language Interpretation San Juan Oncology Associates 735 West Animas St. Farmington, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Louise Tso San Juan Regional Cancer Treatment Center 731 West Animas St. Farmington, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Fran Robinson These organizations requested inclusion and were approved by the current ACC membership. To apply for inclusion in this Directory, please contact 17 Volunteer Training & Opportunities Counseling/Mental Health Early Detection and Screening Nutrition

18 Outside Albuquerque Support, Information & Treatment Centers Information & Support Groups American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center - Santa Fe 490 W Zia Rd Santa Fe, NM Tel: (505) American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center - Gallup 2240 College Dr. Gallup, NM Tel: (505) American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Centers provide peer support, encouragement, reassurance, information on managing treatment and information on non-medical needs. They also help connect patients to a variety of programs and resources, including transportation, lodging and gift items. Connelly Hospitality House 710 S. Lake Street Farmington, NM Tel: Contact: Leslie Fitz Lodging for Patient/Families The Connelly Hospitality House provides a healing home away from home for patients and their families who are receiving treatment and care at San Juan Regional Medical Center. Energy Employees Compensation Resource Center 412 Paseo de Onate, Suite D Española, NM Tel: Fax: Toll Free: NM Dept. of Health Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Farmington 731 West Animas Street Farmington, NM Tel: Fax: Contact:Glenda Allies-Fox, RN NM Dept. of Health Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program - Santa Fe 605 Letrado Street, Ste. D Santa Fe, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Martha Simons, RN People Living Through Cancer--Farmington, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Grants Tel: See PLTC, Albuquerque San Juan United Way Helpline PO Box 323 Farmington, NM Tel: Contact: Merle 18

19 Outside Albuquerque Support, Information & Treatment Centers Information & Support Groups Support and Patient Navigation Services in San Juan County Farmington, NM Tel: Contact: Fran Robinson Support Groups/One on One Support SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO Treatment Centers Gila Regional Cancer Center/ New Mexico Cancer Center 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Mike Torres These organizations requested inclusion and were approved by the current ACC membership. To apply for inclusion in this Directory, please contact 19 Memorial Ikard Cancer Treatment Center 2450 S. Telshor Blvd. Las Cruces, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Lynn Arnold Counseling/Mental Health Services Support Groups/One on One Support Language Interpretation Social Work Memorial Medical Ikard Radiation Oncology Cancer Treatment Center has been awarded a three year accreditation in radiation oncology by American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). This facility is one of two in the state of New Mexico and only 10% of facilities are accredited in the United States. We offer state of the art, high quality radiation therapy treatment for all types of cancer. We also offer clinical trials Memorial Medical Center 2450 S. Telshor Blvd. Las Cruces, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Lynn Arnold Language Interpretation Services Counseling/Mental Health Services Early Detection and Screening Pastoral Care Social Work We offer both medical oncology services and radiation oncology services. We have inpatient services as well as an outpatient infusion center. The Cancer Program can be reached at

20 Outside Albuquerque Support, Information & Treatment Centers SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO Treatment Centers Memorial Medical Center Cancer Program 2530 S. Telshor, Suite 201 Las Cruces, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Lynn Arnold Pastoral Care Social Work Support Groups/One on One Support Counseling/Mental Health Services 20 Language Interpretation Services Our goal at MMC Cancer Program is to offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art, quality care to our cancer patients. This facility is located in a separate building across from the hospital which provides a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Radiation Therapy with the recent addition of a new tomotherapy machine is located next door. The Cancer Center works collaboratively with UNM Cancer Center in Albuquerque to provide patients with access to research clinical trials in a local setting. The board certified Heme/Onc physicians work closely with community physicians, specialists, and surgeons to provide comprehensive care to our patients. New Hope Cancer Center 4351 E. Lohman Ave. Ste 209 Las Cruces, NM Tel: New Mexico Cancer Center- Silver City 1313 E. 32nd Silver City, NM Tel: Fax: Contact: Mike Torres (Satellite clinic of the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque, NM) Information & Support Groups American Cancer Society Cancer Resource - Las Cruces Tel: 800-ACS-2345 See ACS, Albuquerque Breast Cancer Support Group of Southern NM (C/O CFSNM) 2450 S. Telshor Blvd., Annex A Tel: Contact: Bernadette Valdes Support Groups/One on One Support The mission of the Breast Cancer Support Group of Southern New Mexico is to provide emotional support for all those touched by Breast Cancer, educate the general public on Breast Cancer issues, develop outreach strategies, recruit knowledgeable speakers for monthly meetings, and to sponsor a special event for Breast Cancer awareness. Meetings are held at Memorial Medical Center.

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