UPDATE

Due to the mandated state of emergency, Arizona Oncology Foundation needed to close our Resource Centers, but we are still here to help!


We are still offering the following services:


Gas cards/transportation services to treatments

Lodging

Food cards

House cleaning services(where available)


Please fill out the patient application form to request these services.

We are currently providing Living with Cancer, Breast Cancer, Gynecological Cancer, and Lung Cancer virtual support groups via Zoom. We will be adding a “Coping with COVID and Quarantine” support group for cancer patients and caregivers next month. If you are interested in joining any of these support groups or if you have any general questions, please call 520-471-9067

You may also call: 520-471-9067 if you have any questions.

We are still here for you!

Official COVID-19 Response from the President of Arizona Oncology Foundation

Breast Cancer
 

What is Breast Cancer

What Is Breast Cancer?
 

This is a common disease where a malignant tumor has developed from cells in the breast growing out of control. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States, right after lung cancer. About 1 in 8 US women (over 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Although extremely rare, it can even develop in males (about 1 in 883).

There are different kinds of cancer within the breast. The type of cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer, from within the three main parts of the breast: lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules.

Causes of Breast Cancer
 

There can be many contributing factors that cause breast cancer in both women and men. Below is a list of common causes, including but not limited to...

Risk Factors:

  • Being Female
    • Women are much more likely than men
  • Alcohol Abuse / Consumption
    • To reduce your risk, the American Cancer Society recommends limiting alcohol to no more than 1 drink per day for women and 2 for men. A drink is either of the following:
      • 12 ounces of beer
      • 5 ounces of wine
      • 1.5 ounces of liquor
  • Increasing Age
  • Personal History of Breast Conditions
  • Heredity / Family History
  • Radiation Exposure
  • Obesity
  • Having Never Been Pregnant
  • Having Your First Child at an Older Age
    • Women who give birth to their first child after age 30 have a higher risk
  • Beginning Your Period at a Younger Age
    • Beginning your period before age 12 increases your risk
  • Beginning Menopause at an Older Age
  • Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy
  • Hormonal Birth Control
    • To reduce this risk, consult your doctor about using non-hormonal contraception (IUD, condoms, etc.)
Causes of Breast Cancer

How We - And You - Can Help

Arizona Oncology Foundation is a program-based organization whose primary mission is to help people through cancer treatment and survivorship. We provide free services that increase the quality of life while people and their loved ones fight cancer. Specifically, we provide the non-medical supportive services that most insurance companies either don’t cover at all or not to the extent that is actually needed. We have 25 integrative and supportive services that help patients, their family members and caregivers.

If you wish to help us in our mission, please donate to this worthy cause. All accepted clothing (click HERE for an extensive list) and monetary donations are specifically used to help cancer victims, their families and caretakers by means of offering them non-medical, healthcare supportive services, financial aid services and cancer support groups, which help people through cancer treatment and survivorship as we strive to increase the quality of life of all those affected by cancer.

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Resource Center 
East Tucson

2625 N Craycroft Rd, Suite 215, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-324-2840
Operating Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri (Except Holidays)

Resource Center 
Northwest Tucson

2070 W Rudasill Rd, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-877-9038
Operating Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri (Except Holidays)

Medical Oncology & Hematology
Green Valley

1315 S La Cañada Dr, Green Valley, AZ 85622
Phone: 520-625-6600
Operating Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri (Except Holidays)

(Some services are available in Phoenix and Northern Arizona)

Arizona Oncology Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.

All accepted clothing (click HERE for an extensive list) and monetary donations are specifically used to help cancer victims, their families and caretakers by means of offering them non-medical, healthcare supportive services, financial aid services and cancer support groups, which help people through cancer treatment and survivorship as we strive to increase the quality of life of all those affected by cancer. Please DONATE today!

Note: Practitioners and program leaders are independent contractors

BECAUSE TOGETHER IS ALWAYS BETTER
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