Arizona Oncology - The US Oncology Network

Your First Visit

About Your Appointment

We understand that you may feel anxious about your first visit to our center. You can be certain that we will do everything we can to make you and your family comfortable.  Please let us know if there‚Äôs anything we can do to make you feel more at ease.

When you arrive at an Arizona Oncology cancer center, you will find convenient, free parking. There is easy access for patients, even those in wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are available at all locations for patients who need assistance.
 
Your first appointment will be comprehensive, so you should plan to spend an hour or more with us. Please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment to complete a few forms.

Every effort will be made to explain your diagnosis and initial treatment plan and any associated processes during your first visit. However, sometimes a follow-up visit is necessary for this. Most likely, chemotherapy or radiation treatment will not begin on your initial visit.
 
Treatment plans can be complex, so you may find it helpful to bring another person with you. We also encourage you and your family to ask questions about any information that is not clear, or that you want to learn more about.
 
Your initial appointment may include:
  • A comprehensive meeting and evaluation with your physician
  • Tests needed for an accurate diagnosis that will guide your treatments
  • A meeting with your nurse and other members of your medical team
  • A meeting with your patient benefits representative to discuss your insurance and billing