By Ajay Bhatnagar, M.D., MBA Did you know the average age for a child getting a first cell phone is 10 years? This, of course, disrupted my plan. I have a 7-year-old daughter and my intention was to get her a cell phone … never. With Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and all of the other emerging social
By Ajay Bhatnagar M.D., MBA The military service, provided by the amazing men and women who have served, does not come without consequences. The sacrifices our veterans have made are unfathomable in order to protect our country and its people. I would like to personally thank the veterans for their service by writing this article
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, check out this infographic from the American Cancer Society to learn seven things to know about getting a mammogram.
Watch the physicians at Alliance Cancer Care Arizona explain why they decided to work in the field of oncology.
Watch the physicians at Alliance Cancer Care Arizona talk about how the staff really care about the patients and their experience by staying in touch with the patient’s needs and going the extra mile to make the patients feel comfortable.
When it comes to fighting cancer, it takes a team of people. Treatment at our center means that you are not alone in the fight. Cancer treatments are rapidly advancing and having a research focused team of radiation oncologists enables us to bring you the most up-to-date approaches to fighting your specific cancer. In cancer
Watch retired truck driver and head and neck cancer survivor, Robert Stone, talk about being treated for stage 4 cancer at Alliance Cancer Care Arizona. Mr. Stone said Dr. Bhatnagar, and the entire radiation department, was phenomenal and dedicated to their job. He enjoyed their company throughout his treatments and truly feels that they saved
Watch retired musician and skin cancer survivor, Thomas LeVeck, talk about his experience with radiation therapy for the treatment of his squamous cell carcinoma. Mr. LeVeck said he received excellent care and the treatments were easy, painless, and took less than two minutes.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Radiation is the emission of energy from any source, and there are many types of radiation.
June is National Cancer Survivor Month, a time to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and, most importantly, to celebrate life. During the month, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the world unite to celebrate life and raise awareness of the challenges faced by cancer survivors. It is a time for
During the month of May, we spotlight women’s health by celebrating National Women’s Health Week. National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time
May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The month is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3
April is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month and April 8 – 15, 2018 is National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Head and neck cancer is a term used to describe a number of different cancerous tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses, and mouth. These cancers typically
March is National Nutrition Month. A nutrition education and information campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. We all know that good nutrition is important for good health. This statement is even truer for cancer
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. If your New Year’s resolution to get healthy is already losing steam, now is a perfect time to give yourself a second chance. Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk. Research has shown that
Life changes profoundly after a cancer diagnosis. Beyond the emotional turmoil that accompanies a cancer diagnosis, patients face a practical necessity: to develop a plan to live with and fight cancer. When it comes to cancer, the treatment process begins at diagnosis. This is the time when you should begin to take