Cancer Education in Arizona

Health care information is central to a patient's cancer care plan at Mayo Clinic. Excellent research capabilities and patient care make Mayo Clinic a reliable, up-to-date source of cancer information for patients, their loved ones and the public.

Services

Mayo provides patients information to assist them during their cancer journey. Patients are encouraged to use this information to become active participants in their cancer care and more fully discuss their treatment with health care team members.

Through various resources, Mayo Clinic offers information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, complementary strategies, coping strategies and caregiving. The resources below follow Mayo Clinic's practice guidelines and are available to patients and visitors at no cost:

  • Cancer-related classes — Group classes on chemotherapy treatment are taught daily by a certified oncology nurse. Additional classes address radiation therapy and use one-on-one teaching to educate about the effects of cancer treatments. Call 480-301-5990 for more information about the Cancer Education Center's programs.
  • American Cancer Society Navigator Program — A source of up-to-date, reliable information on cancer resources in the community, including:
    • Assistance and resources for financial, lodging and transportation needs
    • Wig display and information about receiving wigs from the American Cancer Society
    • Information and schedules for classes such as "Reach to Recovery" and "Look Good, Feel Better," as well as cancer-specific support groups and printed information, videos, journals and brochures from the American Cancer Society
    • Breast Clinic — Relevant education programs for breast cancer patients and their families.

Mayo Clinic has a Patient and Health Education Library in Arizona. Patients and visitors can access linked cancer-related sources on the library's kiosks as well an interactive cancer education resource. Additional search assistance is provided by a medical librarian/registered nurse. Books, pamphlets, brochures, DVDs on various cancer topics, and CareNotes, which cancer patients can use to keep in touch with family and friends, are also available. Read FAQs to learn more about visiting the library.

Other Resources for Cancer Information

Patients can find reliable, timely information from www.MayoClinic.com, the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute.

Information about clinical trials can be accessed at Clinical Trials at Mayo, ClinicalTrials.gov and Trial Check.