There were 5,018 visits to the center in 2011; 1,200 of these visits were from new patients. There were 133 new cancers identified, which is more than a third of all new breast cancers identified in the El Paso community. One out of every 10 new patients at the breast care center is diagnosed with breast cancer. Additionally, a wide variety of benign conditions are evaluated and treated.
The center receives referrals from 70 community agencies and physicians. To subsidize the cost of care, the breast care center collaborates with the Wolslager Foundation, Helen of Troy, MIMCO, Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, the McKee Foundation, and the Shiloff Family Foundation. Additionally, through fundraising activities, the center receives financial support from local businesses and individuals.
The Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Breast Care Center will focus on recruiting additional national leaders as well as the further expansion of clinical offerings to create a world-class program for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.