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

3/21/2022

“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

2/24/2022

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

11/15/2021

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?

11/10/2021

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

11/02/2021

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

Local Breast Cancer Patient Urges Women to Get Screened

10/22/2021

TUCSON (KVOA) - Back in August, Stephanie Soto was diagnosed with breast cancer at 39-years-old. "It's scary you have so many emotions but you have to think to yourself do you want to live here do you want to live," said Soto. Stephanie said her family does have a history of breast cancer, which prompted her to start chemotherapy as... Read More

Experts Answer Most Searched Questions About Breast Cancer

10/20/2021

In 2021, about 2 million new cases of breast cancer have been recorded in the US (1). Globally, this number has surpassed lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers (2). It goes without saying that breast cancer awareness is a top priority for women. Early detection and timely treatment are key to treating cancer and stopping it from spreading to other parts of your body. What... Read More

Dr. Shobhana Talukdar

10/07/2021

Arizona Oncology, a premier provider of advanced cancer care across Arizona, welcomes Dr. Shobhana Talukdar to the gynecologic oncology team, expanding available patient services and treatment options for Tucson area residents. Talukdar recently relocated to Tucson from Minneapolis, where she completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship with the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.  In Tucson, Talukdar will see patients... Read More

Arizona Oncology Welcomes Gynecologic Oncologist Shobhana Talukdar, MD to the Wilmot Office in Tucson

10/05/2021

Arizona Oncology, a premier provider of advanced cancer care across Arizona, is proud to welcome Shobhana Talukdar, MD to the gynecologic oncology team, expanding available patient services and treatment options for Tucson area residents. Dr. Talukdar recently relocated to Tucson from Minneapolis, where she completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship with the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. In Tucson, Dr.... Read More

Arizona Oncology Expands Tucson Area Services with Addition of Three Oncologists and Two Colorectal Surgeons

7/27/2021

PHOENIX (July 12, 2021) – Arizona Oncology, a premier provider of advanced cancer care across the state of Arizona, is expanding its services and levels of care for Tucson area residents with the addition of three new oncologists and two colorectal surgeons. The provider announced the five physicians will join Arizona Oncology’s existing network of more than 120 clinicians across the state, serving... Read More

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