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

Cervical Cancer
 

What Is Cervical Cancer?
 

Cervical cancer happens when abnormal (uncontrolled) cell growth occurs in a woman’s cervix. It is one of the more insidious kinds of cancer because early on, there are typically no apparent symptoms to be seen or the symptoms may appear only once the disease has become well-established in the woman’s body. There are 2 main types of cervical cancer:

This type of cancer grows slowly, so there’s usually time to find and treat it before it causes serious problems. It kills fewer and fewer women each year, thanks to improved screening through Pap tests.

Pap Test
Cancer Screening

Causes of Cervical Cancer
 

Most cases are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide and is preventable with a vaccine. Below is a list of other contributing factors that may cause cervical cancer, including but not limited to...

Risk Factors:

  • Increasing Age
    • Women 35 to 44 years old are most likely to get it. More than 15% of new cases are in women over age 65.
  • Socioeconomic Factors / Avoiding Regular Screenings
    • Due to the insidious nature of this cancer where it is nearly imperceptible in its early stages, according to American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, women should begin getting Pap smears at age 21 and get another one every three years until age 65.
    • More common among groups of women who are less likely to have access to cervical screenings (women who are Hispanic, American-Indian or from low-income households)
  • Immune System Deficiency
  • Having One or More STIs
  • Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills)
  • Prenatal Exposure to Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
  • Smoking

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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