Delivering Compassionate, Individualized Care
The experts at The Cancer Center at Presbyterian are dedicated to delivering compassionate, individualized care for our patients. Our team of oncology and research nurses and technologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists work together to incorporate the latest research and treatment options to create the best treatment plan for each patient.
We are the only cancer center in Albuquerque to receive an accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. Our patient-centered approach to cancer care has also earned us accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Specialties & Services
- Medical oncology and infusion services provided by chemo-certified nurses
- Hematology services
- Surgical services coordinated with Presbyterian Medical Group surgeons
- Survivorship and high risk clinics
- Radiation oncology services through the Presbyterian M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Radiation Treatment Center at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital – ranked as the nation’s #1 cancer hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey
- Inpatient oncology unit at Presbyterian Hospital
- Palliative care
Plus a wide range of support services available through referral, including:
- Nurse Navigators
- Pastoral care
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Financial counseling
- Quality of life support
- Family support groups
- Oncology medical social workers
- Pharmacist services on site
- Nutrition planning
- Home care
- Clinical trials
The Presbyterian Cancer Network has the following accreditations:
Presbyterian MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center is accredited by the American Society of Radiation Oncology.
Presbyterian Cancer Network is accredited by the Commission on Cancer.
Presbyterian Breast Care Network is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Presbyterian Medical Group Medical Oncology is accredited by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative.
- Albuquerque Location:
- Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital Physicians Office Building
- 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Building D
- Albuquerque, NM 87110
- Rio Rancho Location:
- 4100 High Resort Boulevard SE
- Rio Rancho, NM 87124
The Proactive Approach to Care
Today, women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer can face their futures with less fear of the unknown. Presbyterian’s High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic provides education and a personalized care plan, giving women the most current information about breast cancer and the steps they can take toward prevention and early detection.
Presbyterian Breast Care Network
Breast cancer prevention is an important service of the Presbyterian Breast Care Network and is comprised of The Cancer Center at Presbyterian, High Resolution Imaging Services, the Presbyterian M. D. Anderson Radiation Treatment Center and Presbyterian Medical Group surgeons.
The dedicated physicians, nurses, and other highly trained support staff at The Cancer Center at Presbyterian work together to provide exceptionally skilled and caring cancer treatment for each of our patients.
Consultations at the High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic
Patients can call to set up a consultation with our Nurse Practitioner. A personalized care plan can enhance the effectiveness of prevention and early detection efforts. Your consultation will include:
- A breast exam
- Screening using a standardized risk assessment tool
- Discussion of risk assessment results and development of a personalized care plan. The plan may include referrals for additional testing or genetic counseling. For some women with specific risk factors, this additional testing provides the optimal level of information for early detection and survival.
Meet Your Consultant
Karen Spielbusch, MSN, CFNP, is a Nurse Practitioner who joined Presbyterian’s High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic in 2012. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Board Certified (APRN-BC) and has more than 25 years of experience in women’s health services.
Karen graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of St. Francis at Albuquerque. Karen is passionate about her commitment to the early diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of breast cancers.
Are You at High Risk for Developing Breast Cancer?
The High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic is particularly appropriate for people with the following characteristics:
- History of breast cancer in more than one family member
- Family or personal history of ovarian cancer
- Family history of male breast cancer
- Personal history of breast cancer before age 50 or breast cancer in both breasts (bilateral)
- Ashkenazi Jewish heritage or Colonial Hispanic heritage
- Previously identified BRCA mutation
- Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital Physicians Office Building
- 8300 Constitution Ave NE, Building D
Albuquerque, NM 87110
- Phone: 505-559-6100
- Fax: 505-559-6101
The Cancer Center at Presbyterian’s High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic accreditation includes:
Plains Regional Cancer Center
Located in Clovis, the Plains Regional Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home for patients who live in eastern New Mexico and west Texas. From chemotherapy to radiation treatment, our medical staff, which includes medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, provides the highest quality care and offers state-of-the-art technology, including
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
- Treatment Simulator
In addition to clinical care, Plains Regional Cancer Center offers support services for our patients, including: counseling, pastoral care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, financial assistance and community/educational services.
- Plains Regional Cancer Center
- 2219 Dillon St.
- Clovis, NM 88101
Plains Regional Cancer Center is a department of Plains Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian.