New patients are sent a packet of information that includes our Supportive Care for Healing fast facts sheet, directions and a map to The University of Arizona Cancer Center, a reminder letter with your appointment, a request for your medication list and a checklist for other materials necessary for your appointment.
When a new patient arrives at The University of Arizona Cancer Center, they will often meet with the American Cancer Society patient navigator to learn about their resources and lodging program. Patients who are traveling to The University of Arizona Cancer Center, please check the lodging list and nearby pharmacies and grocers.
The patient and family will also meet with a social worker to talk about the resources available, such as the lending library, volunteer resource center, computer room, touch therapies and movement classes and comprehensive healing groups. The social workers also assess a patient's financial and emotional needs with the goal of providing assistance, making referrals or providing resources in the community.
All new University of Arizona Cancer Center patients receive a BAG IT bag in their chemotherapy and radiation therapy classes. BAG IT provides reliable information and navigation tools to newly diagnosed individuals and their families. It is designed to help them cope with their diagnosis and encourage them to become active members of their treatment team.
The Healing Spirit Boutique at The University of Arizona Cancer Center — North Campus is a convenient resource for cancer patients and their loved ones. The boutique is conveniently located in the clinic lobby and is tailored to meet the particular needs of cancer patients, survivors and their families. It has a variety of wigs and prosthetics as well as a fitting room and staff to assist you.
Please visit the following pages to learn more about other resources available to patients and their loved ones.
- Oncology Social Workers
- Support Groups
- Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Classes
- Touch Therapies and Movement Classes
- Nutrition Counseling and Information
- Genetic Counseling
- Patient Navigation and Advocacy
- Healing Spirit Boutique
- Better Than Ever Fitness Training Program
- UA College of Nursing Community Cancer Connections LinkIN!