Don’t let breast cancer define you — because at Arizona Oncology we sure won’t.
At Arizona Oncology, we believe no two breast cancer patients are alike.
Guided by an expert surgical team, we’re with you every step of the way, developing a personalized plan with leading-edge technology and a holistic healing strategy. Our breast nurse navigator offers support throughout the treatment process, answering questions and coordinating your care.
We take pride in supporting patients and caregivers through their entire journey, collaborating with purpose to make a positive difference during a difficult time. Remember, you are the most important part of your treatment plan. So don’t let breast cancer define you — because we sure won’t.
Patients benefit from our team’s dedication to discovering and delivering innovative treatments, technologies and techniques, including genetic testing and personalized care plans.
CLINICAL TRIALS FOR BREAST CANCER
We are committed to providing better care close to home, including access to clinical trials that allow patients to be among the first to benefit from breakthrough research and therapies.
A DEDICATED AND EXPERT CARE TEAM
Specialized teams of oncologists, researchers, and support staff deliver the highest quality care in the most compassionate way, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
For years, scientists have been searching for better ways to treat cancer. Advancements in genomics might just be a significant step toward getting there.
What are some common signs of breast cancer?
There are 8 common breast cancer signs:
- Change in breast size.
- Red, itchy or irritated breasts.
- Scaly skin irritation.
- Skin texture changes.
- Nipple discharge.
- Change in nipple appearance.
- Swelling in surrounding tissue.
- Lumps in surrounding tissue.
What are the different types of breast cancer?
There are several types of breast cancer, some more common than others. Determining the exact type of breast cancer a patient has is critical in developing their personalized care plan.
How is breast cancer treated?
As with all diseases, your treatment will depend on your personal diagnosis. Common treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.
What is a breast surgical oncologist?
A breast surgical oncologist is a surgeon who specialized in breast cancer and other diseases of the breast.
If I have to have a mastectomy, what are my options for breast reconstruction?
When it comes to breast reconstruction, there is no “one size fits all” approach. Much like each patient’s cancer care, the timing, type and overall decision to proceed with breast reconstruction is highly personalized.
What are the patient benefits of being an affiliate of the US Oncology Network?
Arizona Oncology’s affiliation with the US Oncology Network offers our patients access to multiple breast cancer clinical trials. In fact, patient participation in this research has led to over 41 new FDA-approved cancer therapies.
Does Arizona Oncology do genetic testing?
Yes. We use genetic testing to help families determine if there is a hereditary link to breast cancer. This type of testing is helpful in determining treatment options and gives families more data to make informed health decisions.