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 breathe a little easier along this journey.
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, 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 approach has made a difference in many lung cancer patients' lives. We stand ready to help make a difference in yours.
We Offer treatment using leading-edge technology, including genetic testing and personalized therapy. Patients benefit from the expertise of a comprehensive approach including a weekly review board that meets to discuss the best, most individualized treatment option for our patients.
CLINICAL TRIALS FOR LUNG CANCER
We offer access to clinical trials that allow patients the ability to be among the first to benefit from new, and leading-edge therapies.
A DEDICATED CARE TEAM
Our world class team of nurses and support staff work with you and your oncologists to help ensure the most comprehensive and coordinated care possible.
What are some common signs of lung cancer?
Here are a few common lung cancer signs:
- Unexplained hoarseness
- A lingering cough not associated with a cold
- Coughing up blood or phlegm tainted with blood
- New onset of wheezing
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of weight or appetite not associated with lifestyle changes
- Constant chest pain that worsens with coughing, laughing or deep breaths
- Chronic respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
How is lung 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 laser therapy.
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.