Author: Nicole Keon

Your Valley Cancer Specialists / Articles posted by Nicole Keon

Congratulations to our Arizona Center for Cancer Care physicians who were voted 2018 Top Docs by their peers in PHOENIX Magazine!...

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Kuske for being awarded the 2018 Ulrich Henschke Award! The Ulrich Henschke Award is the highest award given by the American Brachytherapy Society....

(CNN) A federal judge blasted UnitedHealthcare last month for its "immoral and barbaric" denials of treatment for cancer patients. He made the comments in recusing himself from hearing a class-action lawsuit because of his own cancer battle -- and in so doing thrust himself into...

AZCCC and HonorHealth celebrated the opening of two new hematology, medical and gynecologic oncology clinics located on the campus of HonorHealth’s JCL and Deer Valley Campus...

When you find out you need chemotherapy as part of your cancer treatment, you may feel fearful about the treatment’s known effects. For many patients, chemo brings hair loss, nausea and “chemo brain.” But one little-known effect of chemo is hearing loss. This side effect...

When you first hear your cancer diagnosis, your world spins. You feel confused, undecided and concerned. You have to make decisions about your treatment plan. But so many myths of cancer exist that you struggle to make these decisions with full commitment. The key to fighting...

Sisters and brothers of children with cancer carry a unique stress. In fact, they feel stress from many directions. They realize their family routine is changing and feel anxiety, guilt, anger and sadness throughout this time. They fear for their sibling, wonder if they did...

Hearing your child has cancer is difficult. The first weeks after hearing about their life-threatening illness blur together as you adjust to your new responsibilities. Cancer is a lot to manage. Many parents feel overwhelmed. Below is some general information for coping with your child’s...

Many professionals make up your child’s cancer treatment team. These caring people help their patients and their patients’ families. Even after your child’s treatment ends, these professionals remain accessible. Team members have specific roles and perform different services. Some provide healthcare treatment while others provide supportive...

Your child’s schooling and socialization need to remain a priority during cancer treatment. After all, school provides a safe place for your child to learn, socialize and grow. It is a place where kids forget about their cancer and treatments. School feels “normal” to young...

Imaging tests, or radiology tests, take pictures of the inside of your body for your doctor’s review. These tests help find cancer, how far it has spread and whether your cancer treatment works for you. What are imaging tests? Imaging tests take pictures of the inside of...

When young people undergo a cancer diagnosis, they feel a total loss of control over their world. Most have to cope with hospital stays, tests, exams, medications, surgery or other treatments. They miss going to school, spending time with friends and focusing on growing up. Everyone...