Expert prostate cancer care is closer than you think.
When it comes to receiving a lung cancer diagnosis, it can take your breath away. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But don’t. The expert surgeons and caring nurses at Arizona Oncology can outline a path forward to help you thrive with and beyond cancer.
Whether you are working to overcome small cell lung cancer or non-small cell lung cancer, we have treatment options and plans that take your particular care needs into account. As part of the US Oncology Network, one of the largest independent networks of community-based physicians dedicated to cancer care, we have access to advanced clinical trials to find new ways to fight lung cancer and lead to better health outcomes.
Our compassionate, team-oriented and holistic approach treatment has made a difference in many lung cancer patients lives. And we stand ready to help make a difference in yours. Arizona Oncology delivers world-class care across the state. No matter where you are, the expert care you need is close by.
Patients benefit from our team’s dedication to discovering and delivering innovative treatments, technologies and techniques, including genetic testing and personalized care plans.
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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.
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What are some common signs of prostate cancer?
Here are a few common prostate cancer signs and symptoms:
- Pain or burning while urinating
- Frequent/urgent need to urinate, especially at night
- Difficulty starting urination and/or straining to empty bladder
- Weak, dribbling, or interrupted flow of urine
- Blood in urine or semen
- Painfull ejaculation
- Recent onset or erectile dysfunction
- Discomfort while sitting (caused by enlarged prostate)
- Weakness or numbness in the legs or feet
- Loss of bladder control
- Pain or pressure in the lower back, hips, testicles, rectum or pelvis
What are the risk factors of prostate cancer?
There are several factors that may increase a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer.
- Age: Men over the age of 50 have a great chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- Race: Research shows that prostate cancer is both more common and more aggressive in men of African descent.
- Geography: Prostate cancer is more common in North America, northwestern Europe, Australia, and in the Caribbean Islands.
- Family History: If a family member has been diagnoses with the disease, your risk factor doubles. Some familial genetic mutations such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 can also increase your risk.
- Lifestyle: Certain lifestyle habits such as high saturated fat diets, smoking and obesity can lead to more aggressive prostate cancer
It’s not only important to know your risk factors, but to also have regular prostate cancer screening when one or more are present.
How is prostate cancer treated?
As with all diseases, your treatment will depend on your personal diagnosis. Common treatment options include active surveillance, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy.
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 clinical trials for cancer treatments. 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 cancer. This type of testing is helpful in determining treatment options and gives families more data to make informed health decisions.