Breast Health Centers

Overview

Breast health screenings in Albuquerque

The breast health specialists at Lovelace Health System provide comprehensive breast care for patients of all ages and genders. Staying ahead of your breast health means scheduling routine mammograms. Our breast health specialists offer 3D mammography using the latest technology and best standards in practice. When you need exceptional breast health services with a compassionate touch, our team is ready to help.

To schedule an appointment, or to learn more, please call (505) 727-6900.

Our breast health services

We believe the best approach to reassure you about your health is to put you in control. Our breast health specialists provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to stay healthy while offering guidance and support along the way. Our breast health center offers a variety of amenities and services, including:

  • 3D mammograms
  • DEXA Scan (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scan)
  • Education for women of all ages like tips for diet, exercise, and self-examination
  • Open Saturdays for more convenience
  • Two conveniently located Breast Health Centers
  • Walk-in availability for a quick, more comfortable process
  • Warm and welcoming breast health professionals

Patients can self refer for a mammogram, but all other services require a doctor’s order.

Please note: Some services received in our clinics may be considered hospital-based. Therefore, patient billing statements will be divided into two separate charges, which may include both a facility fee and a provider fee. For questions, please contact our Patient Financial Services office at 505-727-0100 or 866-948-1444 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Patients are responsible for the amount due portion of the statement for patient care services rendered.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States (except for skin cancers), so recognizing the signs of breast cancer is a great way to stay ahead of your health. A lump or mass in the breast or armpit is the most common sign. These lumps may feel soft and rubbery or hard. However, there are many other symptoms patients should be aware of, including:

  • Dimpling or puckering on the breast
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit
  • Nipple changes (inversion, retraction or pulling)
  • Nipple discharge (not breast milk)
  • Persistent pain in an area of the breast
  • Redness or flaking of the skin
  • Scaliness on nipple
  • Swelling of all or part of the breast
  • Thickening of the skin (orange-peel texture)
  • Ulcer on the breast or nipple

Patients with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer are at a higher risk of breast cancer. Patients with an ancestry associated with BRCA1/2 gene mutations are also at a high risk. Our breast health clinic provides genetic risk assessments to help determine your overall risk of developing breast cancer. Our team provides education and will recommend strategies to help mitigate your risk.

All patients with positive findings will be referred to the Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

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Locations

Lovelace Women's Hospital,
Breast Health Center

4701 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-727-6900

Lovelace Westside Hospital,
Breast Health Center

10501 Golf Course Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
505-727-6900