Patient Education and Resources

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.

The patient and family will have an appointment with our team called a Living With Cancer appointment. At this time, our supportive care for healing programs such as the support groups, integrative therapies and a discussion of advance directives will be conducted. It is a nice opportunity to learn about the resources both here at the cancer center and 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.

Download the Lodging List of facilities near Banner University Medical Center

Please visit the following pages to learn more about other resources available to patients and their loved ones.