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Cancer Care at JFK Medical Center

CANCER SERVICES

 

Phone: (732) 321-7740

Taking the Journey Together

btn-cancerannaulreportWe understand that cancer is frightening, but it’s a lot easier to face the challenge when you have dedicated oncology staff at JFK Medical Center guiding you and your family every step of the way. Our comprehensive, nationally recognized oncology program offers a full continuum of services, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. While the road may be long, it need not be far. JFK Medical Center is committed to providing exceptional quality cancer care where you need it most, in your own community.

Commission On Cancer Accredited Program

JFK is one of only 30 percent of hospitals nationwide to be accredited by the Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. This is a testament to the excellent quality of care we deliver.

JFK Medical Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge and enhancing care by creating a collaborative environment focused on the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer to improve quality of life for patients and survivors. We offer a full complement of comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services – advanced, state of the art diagnostic equipment, pathology, surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery, and investigational clinical trials. In 2014 JFK completely renovated our Inpatient Oncology unit, which includes 15 beds and an infusion unit.  The renovation not only provided for two additional private rooms, but also ensured that all the rooms were more spacious, comfortable and welcoming not only for the patients, but their families, as well.  Our Outpatient Infusion Unit is a ten chair unit.  It is an innovative, state-of-the-art facility where you can receive intravenous infusions and therapeutic injections in a safe, professional and comfortable environment.  Infusion Unit is open seven days a week, from 8am to 5pm.

The JFK Neuroscience Institute and The Breast Center are two premier service programs offered at JFK. JFK Medical Center is also an affiliate of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey which provides the patients an opportunity to participate in clinical trials. And for a holistic comprehensive approach to patient care, JFK provides complimentary therapies to support the diverse needs of cancer patients, including oncology certified nursing care, nutritional care, discharge planning, outpatient services, counseling, and palliative and hospice care.

Treatment options may include:

Support Services

Because of the comprehensive cancer services available at JFK, the need for patients and their families to travel out of central New Jersey for state of the art cancer treatment is eliminated. Patients and their families can take comfort in knowing that knowledgeable cancer experts are available at JFK, close to home.

Prevention and Early Detection

Cancer screenings and early detection are the keys to successful outcomes in cancer care. Advanced radiologic technology and nuclear medicine at JFK Medical Center and the Breast Center are linked through a digital picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that expedites test results and ensures the quickest path to effective therapy.

Diagnostic Techniques Include:

  • PET Scanning also known as Positron Emission Tomography to detect biochemical malignancy
  • CT Scanning for superior imaging of the heart, brain, lungs, and other organs
  • MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Interventional radiology for diagnosis and treatment
  • X-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and other diagnostic testing

Breast Center

  • Digital Mammography, Tomosynthesis (3D) Mamography
  • Ultrasound core needle biopsy
  • Breast MRI
  • Stereotactic core needle biopsy
  • MRI guided breast biopsy
  • Needle localization
  • Breast cyst aspiration
  • Bone density scanning
  • Nurse Navigator
  • Breast Patient Navigator
  • Outreach Coordinator and Educator

Healing and Recovery

The cancer journey extends well beyond treatment for both patients and their families, as they forge new avenues of surviving their disease and cancer experience. Right from the start, experienced, compassionate counselors are available to provide one-on-one guidance and support as patients cope with the psychological and emotional aspects of their illness, therapies and recovery. JFK Medical Center addresses these needs with a continuum of services to promote healing and hope for the future.