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What We Do

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Who We Are

The Comadre a Comadre program's mission is to empower the lives of Hispanic/Latina women and their loved ones through:

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for breast health and breast cancer. Our Comadre Peer Patient Navigators and Peer Educators are breast cancer survivors and are trained to navigate, lend support and teach breast health classes in the community, because they “have been there!” The Comadre a Comadre Program is a continuous research study that evaluates the impact of support, education and navigation.

What Do We Do?

compass We Navigate You

  • Through the maze of health care by linking you with timely clinic appointments
  • To needed cancer services
  • Through needed community resources and social services programs
  • At your first medical appointment and other key medical appointments
  • To clinics that offer free or low-cost mammograms or clinical breast exams
  • To obtain financial assistance
  • If you are worried about a symptom or a breast problem
  • If you do not have medical insurance

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  • We provide one-on-one breast cancer education for you and your loved ones
  • We offer group educational platicas on breast cancer for you and your loved ones
  • We offer community outreach classes on the early detection of breast cancer

hand with heart We Support You

  • At your medical appointments and provide emotional support
  • We offer breast cancer support groups for you and your loved ones
  • We call you to see how you are doing and support you throughout your journey
  • We visit with you when you need us
  • We advocate for you

All our services are free and offered in Spanish and English!
We help you no matter what your citizenship status!

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Dr. Elba Saavedra Ferrer
Program Director

Contact us
(505) 277-2398

Fax: (505) 277-2352

Dirección de Envio
Physical Address

UNM Main Campus Manzanita Hall
502 Cornell Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Hours: M—F 9AM—5PM

Dirección Física
Mailing Address

MSC06 3885
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Thank you to our Sponsors

Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer (BCC) Program

Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Program

Prevent Cancer Foundation