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Cancer Prevention


At The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, we believe the best way to improve success rates is through prevention. 

Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment

Our genetic risk assessment includes education, counseling and genetic testing for hereditary cancers, such as breast, ovarian, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancer. A board-certified genetic counselor will assess your individual cancer risk and arrange for genetic testing if desired and indicated.

Cancer Registry

St. Joseph's maintains a comprehensive cancer registry that collects data from every cancer patient to help public health officials learn more about the disease. The registry is managed by certified cancer registrars who receive ongoing education in cancer data collection.

Colon Cancer Screening

A colonoscopy is an important step to prevent colon and rectal cancer. Your primary care provider can refer you to The University of Arizona Cancer Center for a colonoscopy exam. To schedule your colonoscopy, please call 602.406.8222 and ask to speak to the colonoscopy scheduler. Download information about how to prepare for your screening here. A Spanish version is available here.

Clinical Trials

St. Joseph’s is dedicated to research and find better treatments for cancer, with hopefully one day – a cure. To enhance patient care, our clinical trial coordinators work with the physician, patient and family to help coordinate participation in clinical trials for which the patient might be eligible.

Mammography

The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s is proud to offer a comprehensive Women’s Imaging Center to our community. Screening and diagnostic imaging plays a vital role in the early detection and treatment of an illness and in developing a patient’s individualized treatment plan.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 602.406.UACC (8222). Online scheduling is available for mammogram screenings.