Breast Cancer

NM hospital adds new breast cancer treatment tool

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KOB's Erica Zucco interviewed Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, surgical oncologist at Lovelace Women's Hospital Breast Care Center, regarding the new IORT (intraoperative radiotherapy) device.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital introduces less-invasive breast cancer treatment option

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ALBUQUERQUE, April 24, 2017 - Women with certain types of early-stage breast cancer now have a new treatment option available at. Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the first hospital in New Mexico that has begun providing radiotherapy using the ZEISS INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) system. 
 
This may be an excellent therapy option for women having breast-conserving surgery, also known as a lumpectomy, according to Calvin Ridgeway, M.D., surgical oncologist at Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center. 
 

Lovelace Women’s Hospital selected for two Women’s Choice Awards

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ALBUQUERQUE (March 23, 2015) – Lovelace Women’s Hospital was recently honored with two Women’s Choice Awards for Patient Safety and America’s Best Breast Centers. This is the second year in a row the hospital has earned the America’s Best Breast Centers designation. Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to be recognized for both awards.