We wanted to reassure you that Arizona Oncology remains open to provide medically necessary, life-sustaining care. In addition, our expert care team can now see patients through scheduled virtual appointments on a secure platform from the comfort and safety of your home.

Updated visitor policy: For the safety of our patients and staff, no visitors will be permitted into the clinic. Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired. All patients and staff will be required to wear a face covering(or mask) that covers the nose and mouth. This new policy reflects the recent recommendations by the CDC to reduce community-based transmission.

If you have flu-like symptoms, you should contact Arizona Oncology before visiting our clinics for scheduled appointments. This includes fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing.

We ask that you follow our tips to stay healthy and to help do our part in prevention of spreading of these viruses.

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12 Common Myths About Cancer

February 18, 2020

common cancer myths

The internet contains many valuable sources of information about cancer. Unfortunately, it's also used to spread fear through myths and misconceptions that are repeated so often that many people believe they're true. These 12 statements about cancer are often relayed as fact. However, they are really myths.

Myths About Cancer

  1. A cancer diagnosis means the end of life.
  2. Cutting out sugar will cure cancer.
  3. Cancer is caused by artificial sweeteners.
  4. A biopsy or surgery will cause cancer to spread. 
  5. Cancer cures are being withheld.
  6. Cancer is a modern disease created by humans.
  7. Smartphones cause cancer.
  8. Advances in technology mean we should have cured cancer by now.
  9. Cancer is contagious.
  10. Superfoods can stop cancer.
  11. No family history of cancer means you're not at risk.
  12. Cosmetics cause cancer.

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Colorectal Cancer FAQs

February 14, 2020

colorectal cancer FAQs

Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In fact, research shows that it is the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, will result in over 53,000 fatalities in 2020, and will appear in almost 150,000 patients over that same time frame.

As with many health issues, knowledge of colorectal cancer means power: the power of early detection, treatment, and in some cases even prevention. You may worry that you or a loved one are at risk for developing colorectal cancer; or you may want to better understand certain aspects of this disease. If so, then the following information will likely prove to be very helpful to you, as it covers several frequently asked questions about this type of cancer.

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What You Can Expect During Your First Mammogram

February 6, 2020

What to Expect During Your Mammogram

If you are preparing for or anticipating having to schedule your first mammogram, you may be wondering what to expect. A mammogram is a non-invasive diagnostic scan essential for early detection of breast cancer. It can be an inexpensive and highly effective method for reducing breast cancer risks. Having regular mammograms can be critical for those with a higher risk level or history of family breast cancer of any age.

Today, we'll provide a guide to preparing for your first mammogram and outline what you can expect during your first screening.

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7 Practical Tips for Smokers to Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

January 8, 2020

Tips for Smokers to Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

Of all the cancers, lung cancer is claiming the most lives of men and women every year in the United States. If you are a smoker, then it likely concerns you that smokers have the greatest risk of developing lung cancer according to the CDC. The good news though is that even after a lifetime of smoking, you can substantially reduce your risk of getting lung cancer if you stop smoking now. This article explores practical tips that can help you to quit smoking and as a result, reduce your lung cancer risk.

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Skin Cancer Risks in Winter

December 31, 2019

Skin Cancer Risks in Winter

Arizona means living with sunshine year round, even when it’s not super hot outside. That can be dangerous for your skin. Some people believe that the cooler weather in winter decreases their risk of developing skin cancer. The truth is, regardless of the temperature outside, the sun can still cause skin damage. All sun exposure can lead to a higher risk of skin cancer–even in those winter months that aren’t super hot. 

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