For Our Patients
We know that a cancer diagnosis can feel devastating. No matter your prognosis, it is life-changing for you and your family. At Phoenix Cancer Institute, we have the expertise to not only treat your specific type of cancer, but to take care of you throughout the journey. We work to preserve your quality of life, one patient family at a time.
Our team is ready to help you get started on the right treatment plan. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first appointment so that we can get some information from you, and have the following ready:
- Insurance information, if available
- Medical history
- Primary care/referring doctor information, if available
When you arrive, we’ll go over everything with you and answer any questions you might have. To save time on the day of your appointment, you can download and fill out our new patient paperwork before you come in.
Planning for the Future
“Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what’s important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them.”
~ Joel Siegel
We know it’s hard to think about the future when you’re experiencing so much right now. But there are things that you can do to make sure that your needs – and those of your loved ones – are taken care of throughout your cancer journey. Here are some things that you can do – from writing letters to financial planning – to help prioritize your life.
What Does Treatment Look Like?
“Cancer is a word, not a sentence.”
~ John Diamond
Not all cancer is the same, and not all people are the same. We’ll work with you to determine the best treatment plan. That may include chemotherapy or immunotherapy at our office, radiation or surgery with one of our community partners, or a combination of treatments. And if you’re among the small group of people who require specialized treatment, we work with academic institutions to get you the latest therapies.
Living with Cancer
“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.”
~ Jim Valvano
Unfortunately, not all cancers are curable. But countless people are living with cancer every day. Palliative care is therapy that can extend your life and improve your symptoms while preserving your quality of life. And there is a community of people like you who will support you in hard times, and help celebrate your successes.
Your Cancer Journey
“All too often, we forget about the patient’s emotional fight while they’re physically fighting their diagnosis. But cancer is a disease of the body, mind, and soul.”
~ Chris Prestano
We know that the challenges you face with cancer extend far beyond the physical demands of the disease and treatment. How do you tell your family about the diagnosis? How can you deal with the physical changes you may experience during treatment? What can you do to deal with the emotions of it all? You’re not alone in these thoughts, and there are resources to help.