CTCA Outpatient Care Center, North Phoenix
Located in North Phoenix near where Interstate 17 and Loop 101 meet, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Outpatient Care Center now offers patients increased access to state-of-the-art technologies and personalized cancer care. Whether you have been recently diagnosed or you are seeking a second opinion, CTCA® offers expertise that comes from working exclusively with cancer patients.
In keeping with the patient-centered approach at the heart of the CTCA care model, the North Phoenix location offers medical consultations, chemotherapy treatment and supportive care services in an outpatient setting, delivered by a team of experts who work closely with one another to understand each patient’s individual diagnosis and needs. Our oncologists will discuss with you and your caregivers available treatment options to help you decide on a treatment plan tailored specifically to you, with a commitment to quality and speed to care.
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Services offered at the North Phoenix location:
At any point in their cancer journey, patients may call or chat with an Oncology Information Specialist to schedule an appointment to meet with an expert in medical, radiation or surgical oncology. Patients may also contact the Outpatient Care Center in North Phoenix directly to schedule an appointment. A member of the team will then contact patients to collect more information about their specific diagnosis and assist them in preparing for their visit.
After contacting us for a consultation, patients meet with a doctor to review their medical information and answer specific questions regarding their diagnosis. Their doctor will discuss whether additional tests or scans may be required, while also working with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan based on their specific cancer type and stage, as well as their individual needs and treatment goals.
In addition to offering medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology consultations, the Outpatient Care Center in North Phoenix delivers onsite chemotherapy treatment and will provide radiation oncology services beginning in summer 2018.
If patients require immediate radiation oncology treatments or a surgical procedure, your clinical team will assist with a referral, which may include receiving services at our comprehensive cancer center in Goodyear, Arizona. The comprehensive care center is equipped with experienced teams of multidisciplinary experts who work closely with our Outpatient Care Center specialists.
Genetic testing and counseling
Cancer forms when mutations (changes) in a cell’s DNA result in uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth. Some families carry gene mutations that are passed down from one generation to the next. Genetic testing may help patients determine whether their cancer resulted from an inherited gene mutation and whether they are at an increased risk for a second cancer.
As part of our offerings in the North Phoenix location, Outpatient Care Center patients will have access to genetic counseling as part of our telemedicine services, with trained counselors meeting with patients in one-hour video sessions to answer questions and help simplify complex concepts into understandable terms. The goal is to provide clear information about genetic risk factors, address patients’ concerns and determine whether genetic testing may be an option. If our counselors recommend testing, patients are not obligated to have the tests.
Every cancer, like every patient, is different. Genomic tumor assessments may help identify DNA alterations that are driving the growth of a particular tumor. As we understand more about these gene mutations, we are better able to offer cancer treatment therapies designed to specifically target changes in the tumor's genomic profile. Information about genomic changes that are unique to an individual cancer may help determine treatments that may be appropriate for each patient. It's the promise of precision cancer treatment—a focus on the individual tumor in the individual patient.
Since genomic testing is not appropriate for every patient, an oncologist will help determine on a case-by-case basis whether certain patients are good candidates for the assessments.
Patients treating at the Outpatient Care Center also have access to a range of integrative therapies and services designed to help them stay strong before, during and after treatment. An integrative approach to cancer care treats the disease with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other conventional treatments, while also supporting patients’ strength, stamina and quality of life with integrative therapies designed help to manage cancer-related side effects and support overall well-being.
The North Phoenix location is part of our CTCA comprehensive care network, which includes our hospital in Goodyear, Arizona. Our comprehensive care center in Goodyear is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of experienced doctors, nurses and other clinicians working together, providing cancer treatment tailored to patients’ specific needs. Like the experts located at our North Phoenix location, our Goodyear comprehensive care center has experts who focus only on cancer.