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Cancer Care

Comprehensive Cancer Care from Screening to Survivorship

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and stressful. That’s why it helps to get care from an experienced medical team, with access to the latest technology and treatments, so you can have confidence that you are in good hands. That care can be found here at St. Joseph’s Health.

St. Joseph’s Health is a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer. From innovative therapies and advanced diagnostics to minimally invasive surgery and the latest in radiation therapy, we offer cutting edge medical technology, proven treatments and exceptional support services – all in a comfortable setting close to home. Our dedication to providing the highest quality medical care has earned us various awards and recognitions, including accreditation by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer. This means that St. Joseph’s Health adheres to the highest standards for cancer surgery and treatment.

As part of our commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for our patients, St. Joseph’s Health has partnered with Hackensack Meridian Health’s John Theurer Cancer Center to provide patients with the cancer expertise they need without having to travel far for care. Through this unique and powerful collaboration, patients have access to the most advanced treatment options, highly specialized care, and the most recent clinical trials. Our physicians work seamlessly with providers at the John Theurer Cancer Center to deliver exceptional cancer care that is comprehensive, coordinated, and effective so our patients can get the best possible outcomes.

Proven, Life-Saving Treatment Options

We are committed to providing you with the best possible treatment for your specific cancer, its stage, and your personal needs. Effective treatment of cancer requires a coordinated team of surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and other specialists who come together to determine the most appropriate treatment plan and provide seamless patient care throughout the entire course of treatment.

  • Surgery: For various types of cancer, surgery is the optimal treatment. At St. Joseph’s Health, you have access to experienced surgeons and advanced surgical options, like robotic surgery, leading to faster recovery and better outcomes.
  • Radiation therapy: This treatment uses high doses of radiation to remove and damage cancer cells to prevent them from growing and spreading. At St. Joseph’s Health, our highly-skilled radiation oncology team uses advanced technology to deliver precise doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy to treat tumors, minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Medical therapy: This treatment uses powerful medicines to destroy cancer cells in order to stop or slow their growth. We offer a broad range of medical oncology options, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy and hormone therapy.
  • Clinical trials: We offer groundbreaking clinical research to offer the latest innovative approaches to cancer care treatment. 

Areas of Care

Breast cancer: We provide the full spectrum of breast health services, from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship, including a navigation team to help guide you throughout your treatment.

Colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers: We offer advanced treatment options for GI cancers, including esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer. 

Gynecologic cancers: Robot-assisted, minimally invasive techniques are the gold standard for many gynecologic surgeries at St. Joseph’s Health

Lung cancer and other thoracic cancers: We offer minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer, along with lung cancer screening.

Prostate cancer and other urologic cancers: We use evidence-based medicine and the newest techniques to diagnose and treat your prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, or testicular cancer. 

Early Detection Can Save Lives

When it comes to cancer diagnosis and treatment, early detection improves outcomes. Screening tests are used to find cancer in people who have no symptoms. Regular screenings are an essential part of cancer prevention and provide the best chance of finding cancer early when it’s easier to treat and cure. St. Joseph’s Health provides the most advanced screenings available to catch the disease in its earliest stage when it’s most treatable.

Advanced Imaging Technology

St. Joseph’s Health uses state of the art technology, precise techniques, and expert staff to provide the most accurate imaging available. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology for providing the highest level of image quality and patient safety. Our expert team includes radiologists that are board certified and fellowship trained as well as technologists and nurses that are experienced in performing cancer-related imaging studies. From 3D mammography and positron emission tomography (PET) scans, our radiologists provide comprehensive, expert diagnosis, tumor staging and treatment planning.

Patient Centered Care

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life changing event, and you will need more than just medical treatment. At St. Joseph’s Health, we combine our clinical expertise with superior support services to help you through your cancer journey. We offer a full range of support services, including genetic counseling, support groups, social work, nutritional counseling, and palliative care. We are here for you every step of the way, as you or a loved one navigate from treatment to recovery.