Locations and Physicians
Phoenix - Biltmore Cancer Center (Radiation Oncology)
2222 E. Highland Avenue, Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 283-2345
Fax: (602) 283-3039
Specialties at this location
Treatments & Services
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
October 11, 2017
There are a number of prescription and over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies that can help greatly when stopping the use of tobacco. But quitting typically takes more than that. It requires a change in your lifestyle. It can be done! Here are four things you can do to get on the path to reducing your risks of lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
1. Prepare before you quit smoking.
Preparation is the key to success in any new endeavor. Decide on a specific date to quit smoking, make a plan, and then stick to it. Don’t try to pick a date if you’re in the middle of a major life change such as starting a new job or the death of a loved one. You may end up reverting back to your smoking habit quickly which can be discouraging.
October 9, 2017
There is good news about breast cancer death rates! They're on the decline! Breast cancer deaths dropped nearly 40% between 1989 and 2014. The primary reason for the decline is an increase in breast cancer screening that helps detect breast cancer earlier. And that results in a higher survival rate.
If you're not sure what breast cancer screening is or if you should get it, here are some questions to ask your primary care doctor or OB-GYN:
1. At my age, do I need breast cancer screening?
If your breast cancer risk is average, meaning you don't have a family history of the disease, your doctor will explain the pros and cons of breast cancer screening based on your age. Different organizations have different recommendations. The American Cancer Society recommendations for screening are: