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New Look - Same Compassionate, Leading-Edge Care

September 30, 2022

New Look - Same Compassionate, Leading-Edge Care

If you’ve visited our website or social media lately, you may have noticed a new logo and new look and feel! At Arizona Oncology, we are proud to move into the future with a reinvigorated purpose and a refreshed look, and we’d like to share with you what inspired it.

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Oncology Social Workers: Practical and Emotional Support On Your Cancer Journey

March 21, 2022

Oncology Social Workers: Practical and Emotional Support On Your Cancer Journey

Oncology social workers are licensed clinical professionals who all have master’s degrees and   are able to assist patients and families when affected by cancer. They provide emotional support, counseling, and resource information.

March is Social Work Month. Kelly Huey LCSW, Manager of the Social Work department at Arizona Oncology, talks about how the social work team can be of assistance to patients and their families during this difficult time.

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Caring for the Caregiver

December 28, 2021

Caring for the Caregiver

Being a caregiver to someone with cancer can be difficult. This blog post is meant to be a resource for people helping someone who is going through cancer. If you are a cancer patient, you might want to share this information with the people closest to you who are helping and supporting you during this time.

Challenges of Being a Caregiver

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a Reminder to Get Screened

October 25, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a Reminder to Get Screened

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good reminder to talk with your doctor about whether it is time for your breast cancer screening. Of course, being aware of your breast health is important all year long. No matter what month it is, we hope this information will encourage you to talk to your doctor about your breast cancer risk and what you can do to stay healthy.

Breast cancer survival rates continue to improve. The average 5-year survival rate for women with invasive breast cancer is 90% 1. If the cancer is located only in the breast, the five-year survival rate is 99%. One of the reasons these rates are so high is because we are catching breast cancer earlier, when it's more treatable. This is thanks to screening tests like mammograms.

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Ways to Minimize Side Effects from Cancer Treatment

July 18, 2021

Ways to Minimize Side Effects from Cancer Treatment

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:

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