Cancer Education Services at the Arizona campuses
At Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Arizona, a wide range of resources are available on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, integrative therapies, coping strategies and caregiving. The resources below are available to patients and visitors at no cost:
- Classes — Group classes on chemotherapy treatment are taught by a certified oncology nurse. Additional classes on treatments and other topics are available in group and one-on-one settings. Please see the calendar of events or talk with your health care provider to learn more about available classes.
- American Cancer Society (ACS) Navigator — Patients can meet with an ACS Navigator in the Phoenix campus patient library. Request an appointment by calling (480) 342-4229 or stop in to see if someone is available. The ACS Navigator provides:
- Assistance and resources for financial, lodging and transportation needs
- Patient education materials and Information about receiving wigs from the ACS
- Information and schedules for classes, support groups and local community resources
- Libraries – Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campuses support two patient education libraries, one in the Mayo Clinic Building – Scottsdale, and one in the Mayo Clinic Building – Phoenix. The libraries are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit the patient library webpage for more information and contact info. The libraries provide:
- Books, pamphlets, and brochures on cancer topics
- Access to cancer-related computer resources
- Librarians to assist with finding and using information
Mayo Clinic hosts an annual symposium at the Arizona campus for patients and family members living with cancer. The symposium provides easy-to-understand information on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, with specific breakout sessions on several kinds of cancer.