July 18, 2023
Ways to Minimize Side Effects from Cancer Treatment
Because of advances in cancer treatment, more and more people can expect to reach remission or to live a long life with cancer. This is wonderful news! However, going through cancer treatment often isn’t easy. Cancer medications and radiation treatments can cause a variety of side effects that can be difficult to deal with. Here are some things you can do at home or with the help of your doctor to minimize side effects from cancer treatment.
Appetite Loss. People being treated for cancer often don’t feel hungry. But when you don’t get enough nutrients, you can become weak, dehydrated, or lose too much weight. If you are experiencing appetite loss from cancer treatment, try these tips:
July 18, 2023
“Cancer and the diagnosis has changed my life.” - Deborah, Arizona Oncology patient
Arizona Oncology patient, Deborah, recently shared her story with the world in the hopes that others could learn from her experience and be inspired by it.
Deborah was diagnosed with advanced stage gynecological cancer. Her oncologist is Dr. Shobhana Talukdar, a gynecological oncologist practicing out of Arizona Oncology’s Wilmot Road clinic in Tucson, Arizona.
June 12, 2023
In recent years, cancer immunotherapy has emerged as a groundbreaking approach in the field of oncology, revolutionizing the way we think about cancer treatment. By leveraging the body's own immune system, this innovative therapeutic strategy has shown remarkable potential in the fight against cancer. Let’s delve into the realm of cancer immunotherapy, exploring how it works, its effectiveness, and some of the most significant advancements in this field over the past decade.
May 11, 2023
Cancer is a complex and challenging disease that requires continuous research to develop new treatments and improve patient outcomes. Clinical trials play a crucial role in this process as they provide a way to test the safety and effectiveness of new cancer therapies. Clinical trials also offer hope to patients and families who are dealing with this disease.
If you are considering taking part in a cancer clinical trial, here are some things you should know.
May 11, 2023
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Learning the facts about the risk factors, screenings, and symptoms can help you understand your risks and create a personal medical plan.
Risk Factors of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer typically has nothing to do with your lifestyle or personal habits. However, there are certain indicators that could signal you are at an increased risk of getting the disease. If you have a combination of risk factors, your doctor may suggest you have certain screenings earlier or more often than what is generally recommended.