Our Mission

The mission of PLTC is to connect and support cancer survivors and caregivers by transforming shared individual experiences into enduring hope. We exist to ensure no one must face cancer alone.

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Facilitator & Teammate Training

Facilitator & Teammate Training

Have you been touched by cancer? You can become a cancer support facilitator or teammate. Our next training will be held on February 20-21, 2015.
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Get Support

Get Support

A diagnosis of cancer for yourself, a friend or loved one can be devastating. Let us connect you with others who have been there so that you can get answers to your questions from those with firsthand experience.
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The Can DO! Project

The Can DO! Project

People Living Through Cancer is proud to be a partner in The Can DO! Project. CANcer Distress is Over! Click to learn more about this new program.
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Supportive Counseling

Supportive Counseling

Well-being affects your ability to wage the best fight against cancer. CONTACT US to schedule a free appointment with PLTC's licensed professional.
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See what’s New at PLTC!!

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People Living Through Cancer is proud to CANDOoffer a second year of support within  The Can DO! Project (Cancer Distress is Over).

PLTC and the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project (GCAP) provides FREE care coordination, patient advocacy & support services to women with cancer. Client Support Coordinators are responsible for identifying sources of distress in women with cancer to access FREE: crisis counseling; peer support matches; group support & workshops on topics such as Loss, Lymphedema, Nutrition, & Intimacy/Sexuality. Additionally the Project educates local health care providers & the general public regarding the Project’s free support services. There is also limited financial assistance available to those who qualify( specific to breast cancer patients, please call to inquire).  Learn more about The Can DO! Project at by calling 505-242-3263. We are here to help.


first nations People Living Through Cancer is happy to Announce our NEW 2015-2016 Initiative “Reaching Out For Healthy Outcomes”. This initiative is a collaboration between First Nations Community Healthsource and PLTC to provide comprehensive, culturally competent education and support on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment options and support services for American Indians in New Mexico.   PLTC will be at the First Nations Community Healthsource  providing educational workshops and emotional support groups for cancer survivors and caregivers. We look forward to expanding our FREE educational workshops, emotional support, and resource referral expertise to those in our community that face economical challenges, linguistic barriers and cultural discrimination. We hold true to our Vision in that No One Should Face Cancer Alone.

Call 505-242-3263  on Mondays and Tuesdays for more information about this Initiative. * We have Navajo and Zuni speaking interns at the office these days from 9:00 am-3:00 pm as well.


GLTB cancer

According to the LGBT National Cancer Network, many LGBT survivors and caregivers do not feel welcome or understood in mainstream support groups. There are not many  LGBT cancer support groups across the country and those who live in rural areas are not likely to find them at all.  A study conducted by the National LGBT Cancer Network confirmed that tailored support groups were the top request made by LGBT cancer survivors. People Living through Cancer is Proud to Announce our first LGBT support group for cancer survivors and caregivers! Some of the topics you might discuss in our safe environment are: Coming out to healthcare providers, sexuality and relationships  during and after cancer treatment,extended family relationships,body image, and the every day challenges and changes that cancer has brought into your world.   This group will meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month, please call 505-242-3263 for times!



Join us for Brown Bag Mondays!  

Mindfulness and Nutrition

Start the week off on the right foot!

12:15 pm-1:15pm:  Bring your brown bag lunch and join us in a discussion of self care practices to take into your week.  Meet other cancer survivors and caregivers and share techniques on coping.

1:15pm-2:30pm: Attend a Centering Mindfulness Group. Practice how to calm and still your mind and body with breath, visualization and progressive relaxation techniques.

This group meets EVERY Monday, so stop on by and say hello!


Time to Get Colorful!

People Living through Cancer is excited to offer the Art and Creativity Open Studio. This is a bi-monthly support group for adult cancer survivors and caregivers. *No Experience Needed!* Come in, play with colors, textures, designs while you rub elbows with other people that are on a similar journey.  Art is Therapy and Fun!

We have 2 locations for this Group:  Limited to 10 participants each group, so you need to call and sign up :)

  • OFFCENTER Community Arts Project: 808 Park Avenue SW Albuquerque NM 87102 
  • Date: 3rd Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
  • PLTC ART SPACE: 3411 Candelaria NE, Suite M Albuquerque NM 87107
  • Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
  • Time: 5:30pm- 7:30pm


Thank you!

32nd Annual Growing Hope~ Giving Thanks Sponsors:

With your generous support, People Living through Cancer will continue to be able to offer FREE programs and services to thousands of New Mexicans in need.

Sponsors 2015 Galabsbc


  • Phyllis Denton
  • James Culpepper
  • Joseph and Mary Sabatini
  • Robert Mallin MD
  • Lily Fiorentino


Please check back soon for more updates and thank you for your support of People Living Through Cancer.