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November 20, 2019
If you’re scheduled for a prostate biopsy, your doctor is likely testing a tumor for cancer. During this outpatient procedure, tissue will be removed from the tumor using a needle. It will then be analyzed by a pathologist, a doctor who reviews the results of the biopsy and provides information about the findings. The results of your biopsy are provided in a pathology report.
Your oncologist or urologist will use the pathology report as a key piece of information in determining if cancer is present and the stage, based on the cell structure in the tumor. It will also play a key role in determining whether treatment is needed at this time.
November 19, 2019
What is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout? It's an annual event, held the third Thursday of every November, a date on which smokers nationwide are asked to give up smoking. Quitting for just one day helps you take action toward a healthier life, and reduce your lung cancer risk.
Each year, the Great American Smokeout calls attention to the deaths, lung cancer diagnoses and other chronic diseases that smoking causes, and how to prevent them. As a result of this event, there have been actions taken towards reducing the health impacts that smoking can have on smokers and non-smokers including:
- Many states and local governments have banned smoking in restaurants, public spaces, and workplaces.
- Increased taxes on cigarettes
- Limiting of cigarette advertisements and product placements.
About the East Valley Cancer Center
Arizona Oncology is excited to announce a new integrated cancer center open in the East Valley.
The new East Valley Cancer Center is a 21,000 square foot, state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility located at Arizona State University Research Park in the Tempe area making it possible to serve cancer patients in:
This is Arizona Oncology’s newest cancer treatment center offering patients in the growing East Valley region convenient access to the very latest cancer therapies, technologies, and cancer research available and is the only cancer center in the East Valley to provide medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, and hematology services in one location. This opens up new treatment options for many patients in a convenient location close to their homes where they can also access advanced diagnostics including PET/CT, genetic testing services, and supportive care services.
We strive to provide patients comprehensive state-of-the-art care in a convenient, comfortable setting close to home where they have the support of family and friends. This beautiful new facility will play a vital role in meeting that goal for our East Valley patients. The East Valley facility will also incorporate the very latest design concepts to support patient comfort, serenity, and healing while patients receive leading-edge cancer care services.