Comprehensive cancer care starts with early detection through cancer screenings. A screening checks for cancer, or conditions that may lead to cancer, in people who may not have symptoms. Screenings can help health care providers find and treat some types of cancer early when cancer treatment may be more effective. By the time symptoms appear cancer may have already begun to spread, making it harder to treat.

Talk with your provider about the types of screenings that may be recommended and are most beneficial to you.

If your family, has a history of cancer talk to your health care provider about the right screening plan for you. If you do not know about your genetic background, start talking with relatives or friends who know your family's medical history. 

Schedule your early cancer screening today.

Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screenings are essential to everyone’s health.

If you’re 45 or over, it’s time to schedule yours.

At Lovelace Medical Group, your comfort, care and convenience come first. Every aspect of your screening is carefully designed, from scheduling to the procedure, with your health and time in mind. And since a prescreening appointment or evaluation with a gastroenterologist isn’t necessary for most patients, you’re likely to save time and money, too.

Schedule your colonoscopy at Lovelace Medical Group today. Call 505.727.7833 for Albuquerque and 575.625.3400 for Roswell.

Lung Cancer Screening

Low-Dose CT Chest Scan

Lovelace Cancer Center offers a low-dose CT (computed tomography) chest scan for lung cancer screening. The screening is simple, effective and can improve the outcome with early diagnosis.

You may be a screening candidate if you:

  • Are a current or former cigarette smoker (having quit within the last 15 years)
  • Are between 50 – 80 years old
  • Have no known history of lung cancer
  • Have a smoking history of at least 20-pack years (one pack a day for 20 years, 2 packs a day for 10 years, etc.)

If you do not fit all of the criteria above, speak with your primary care physician about your concerns.

To schedule your CT scan, request a referral from your primary care physician and call 505.727.3086.


We believe the best approach to reassure you about your overall health is to put you in control, and taking control of your breast health is a great way to start. Which is why we offer comprehensive services that give you the knowledge and tools to stay healthy. Relax and take control of your breast health with all that Lovelace has to offer.

Women over the age of 40 should have an annual mammogram. Talk with your health care provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.

  • Two conveniently located Breast Health Centers
  • Warm and welcoming breast health professionals
  • 3D mammograms available
  • Walk-ins available for a quick, more comfortable process
  • Open Saturdays for more convenience
  • DEXA Scan (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scan)
  • Education and tools for women of all ages like tips for diet, exercise, and self-examination
  • Diagnostic breast MRI for patients at high risk for breast cancer at Lovelace Women’s Hospital

For breast self-exam instructions, click here

For more information on breast cancer, click the button below: 

Breast Care Center

Schedule Your Mammogram Online or Call 505-727-6900.

Mammogram Online Scheduling

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Lovelace Women's Hosptial


Genetic Counseling

Women and their families concerned about breast cancer can be evaluated with our High Risk Breast Cancer Program, which combines the latest medical and scientific knowledge with the most advanced surveillance and diagnositc methods. 

The evaluation may include:

  • Breast MRI*
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Detailed family and personal risk assessment
  • Digital mammography and ultrasound
  • Genetic counseling and testing*

*Dependent on your risk factors

Our team of breast cancer specialists will develop a plan specific to you, which may include:

  • Custom breast imaging screening
  • One-on-one breast self-awareness education
  • Personalized surveillance plan
  • Prevention strategies
  • Preventive therapies/clinical trials
  • Prophylactic surgery
  • Risk reduction education
  • Six-month screening service rotation

To schedule an appointment at the Breast Care Center, please call 505.727.6900.

For more information on breast cancer, click the button below: 

Breast Care Center