We wanted to reassure you that Arizona Oncology remains open to provide medically necessary, life-sustaining care. In addition, our expert care team can now see patients through scheduled virtual appointments on a secure platform from the comfort and safety of your home.

Updated visitor policy: For the safety of our patients and staff, effective April 3, 2020, no visitors will be permitted into the clinic. Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired.

If you have flu-like symptoms, you should contact Arizona Oncology before visiting our clinics for scheduled appointments. This includes fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing.

We ask that you follow our tips to stay healthy and to help do our part in prevention of spreading of these viruses.

Treatment & Services

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy in Arizona

Arizona Oncology offers non-invasive radiotherapy treatments, minimizing damage to normal tissue and the impact to your quality of life.

Your doctor will perform an in-depth review of your case to enhance communication and guide individualized treatment recommendations. This will generally include input from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, pathology, and genetics. Our team of experts use sophisticated computer planning systems to design treatment specifically tailored to your needs, while our leading-edge radiation delivery systems administer your treatments.

The purpose of your radiation therapy is to damage or destroy cancerous cells by preventing them from growing or dividing, while minimizing adverse effects on nearby healthy organs and tissues.

Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body, or it may come from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells.

High doses of radiation kill cells or keep them from growing and dividing. Because cancer cells grow and divide more rapidly than the normal cells around them, radiation can successfully treat many kinds of cancer. Normal cells are also affected by radiation, but most of them recover from the effects. To protect normal cells, doctors carefully limit the doses of radiation and spread treatment out over time. They also shield as much normal tissue as possible while they aim the radiation at the site of the cancer.

Learn more about what happens before radiation treatments begin.