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Dr. Shamudheen M. Rafiyath


Arizona Oncology, a premier provider of advanced cancer care across Arizona, welcomes Dr. Shamudheen M. Rafiyath to its medical oncology and hematology team, expanding available patient services and treatment options for Tucson and Green Valley area residents. Rafiyath earned his medical degree from Trivandrum Medical College in India before completing his internship in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish... Read More

Over 33 Million Visitors Learned More About Lung Cancer From Dr. Gin in Authority Magazine


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Dr. Davis, Radiation Oncologist, shares a personal story about his battle with cancer


Although he had spent more than a quarter century studying cancer and treating patients, little could prepare Dr. Marshall Davis for all that would be ahead of him in back in 2011. A respected oncologist and Prescott resident, Dr. Davis knew the importance of self-examinations and screenings. In fact, hardly an appointment went by that he didn’t reinforce to patients... Read More

Dr. Vasireddy quotes on


The most common sign of cancer is no sign at all. "For the most part, cancers are asymptomatic in early stages, which is why age-appropriate cancer screening is so important," says Bethany Malone, MD, a colon and rectal surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas. "It really does save lives!" Concurs Sreekanth Vasireddy, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Arizona Oncology: ... Read More

Colorectal Surgical Specialists, a community member of Arizona Oncology, was featured on Arizona Health and Living


Arizona Oncology, a premier provider of cancer services throughout Arizona, has added a team of Colorectal Surgical Specialists, enhancing the comprehensive multidisciplinary care it provides to patients. These experienced specialists diagnose and treat all aspects of colorectal diseases and disorders, including preventative, medical and surgical treatments from mild conditions requiring in-office procedures to complex surgeries for more advanced conditions. READ... Read More

What to know about colorectal cancer — the ‘silent killer’


“Cancer” is a scary word in any context, but colorectal cancer can be especially tricky to catch. Known as a “silent killer,” colorectal cancer symptoms often don’t present themselves until the cancer is in its late stages. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it’s more important than ever to be aware of the symptoms of the second-most... Read More

Arizona Oncology was the Official Sponsor of the 2022 Cologuard Classic Charitable Am-Am Golf Outing


Arizona Oncology was the title sponsor of the “Caboose Cup” that took place on Sunday, February 20th, 2022 at the Omni Tucson National Resort. The Caboose Cup is the amateur golf tournament of the Cologuard Classic put on by the Tucson Conquistadores. Tournament proceeds go to Southern Arizona organizations promoting and making colorectal cancer screening more accessible for underserved communities. Arizona... Read More

Dr. Rachel Swart of Arizona Oncology on the 5 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Cancer


Find your cancer treatment team. Cancer treatment is stressful enough without also being concerned that you chose the right cancer team to help you and your family through this ordeal. It is important for patients and their families to trust and feel comfortable with their cancer care team. Cancer is a horrible and terrifying disease. There is so much great... Read More

Are Oncologists Any Better at Facing Their Own Mortality?


In January 2017, Karen Hendershott, MD, a breast surgical oncologist, felt a lump in her armpit while taking a shower. The blunt force of her fate came into view in an instant: It was almost certainly a locally advanced breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes and would require surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. She said a few unprintable words... Read More

A Rash Can Be a Symptom of Breast Cancer


Here Are the Top Signs to Look Out for if You’re Worried You Have One, and When to See a Doctor When it comes to red flags around breast cancer, most women know that feeling a new lump in your breast is a reason to seek medical attention immediately. But as it turns out, a rash is also something... Read More


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