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, effective April 3, 2020, 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.

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.

Dr. Cortas Featured in ClassPass: Going Through the Journey with my Patients Taught Me to See the Person, Not Just the Patient

1/17/2017

Dr. Cortas is featured this article, ClassPass: 22 Women Share the Powerful Lessons They’ve Learned Through Breast Cancer.

You have to scroll down to the 20th entry or read below. 

 

“As a physician and patient advocate, I’m extremely passionate about helping patients and their families through the hardest battles of their lives: the fight against cancer. Since I started working with breast cancer patients, my priorities in life and the way I practice medicine have changed. It’s made me look deeper into their eyes to understand what they’re going through, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally. It’s made me focus on them as individuals, not just on the cancer.

I can see through the mother’s eye how hard it is to think about her kids when going through treatment. It’s taught me how resilient a person can be. I look at priorities in my life differently now. I don’t dwell over trivial issues. I concentrate on what matters—my kids, my husband, my friends and my faith. It’s made me a stronger person with a bigger heart who appreciates life more.”

 —Tania Cortas, breast cancer expert with Arizona Oncology

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