November 20, 2023
Receiving an abnormal report on your screening mammogram can be scary, but it doesn’t mean you have cancer. It doesn’t even necessarily mean that you require a biopsy. In this blog post we take an in-depth look at what it means to receive an abnormal mammogram result, and what the next steps might look like.
What does “abnormal” mean on a mammogram report?
There are several reasons why your report might be abnormal.
November 14, 2023
On October 27th, 2023, we held the ribbon-cutting for our brand-new facility in Prescott. Located at 5430 Landmark Lane, this 23,000 square foot practice will provide chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging, genomic testing, and more in one location. By expanding the current Prescott office with this brand-new facility, our aim is to bring advanced cancer treatment closer to patients' homes and support systems. And we’re so excited to show it to you!
October 22, 2023
You probably already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime? Dr. Jennifer O’Neill was one of those women.
Dr. O’Neill is a breast surgeon practicing out of Arizona Oncology’s Goodyear office. She discovered her cancer during a breast self-examination despite the fact that self breast examinations weren’t encouraged at the time. “Self breast examination had received very negative attention,” she explains. “The argument at the time was that if a mass was felt, it would lead to unnecessary testing. I personally do not agree with this. While most masses prior to menopause are benign, the incidence of breast cancer in younger age groups is increasing.”
September 25, 2023
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. In the spirit of raising awareness and providing education on these cancers, we’ve invited Sarah Kilic, MD, one of the newest members of our radiation oncology team, to share some knowledge.
Dr. Kilic has an extensive background in the research and delivery of treatments for gynecological cancer. She has authored over 30 publications in various medical journals, including JCO Oncology Practice and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. She has also published several book chapters and presented her research at multiple oncology conferences. We asked her a few specific questions about the prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers.
August 25, 2023
Arizona Oncology proudly announces its participation in the Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM), a novel program aimed at improving cancer care. Only 44 oncology practices across the country, including ours, have been selected to take part in this initiative. Backed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the program aligns with the Biden Administration's Cancer Moonshot effort to enhance the cancer treatment experience.