RCCA oncologists help write history with NCI’s recognition of John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health

When the National Cancer Institute (NCI) accorded the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC), part of Hackensack Meridian HealthHackensack University Medical Center, a rare and important designation this May, the move represented two historic firsts. The NCI approved the Hackensack-based center as a research consortium member of the NCI-approved Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Consortium in Washington, … Continued

NOTICE OF A DATA PRIVACY EVENT

RCCA MSO LLC (“RCCA MSO”), the management services entity for Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC (“RCCA”) and RCCA MD LLC (“RCCA MD” and, together with RCCA MSO and RCCA, the “RCCA Group”) recently discovered an incident that may affect the security of personal information of certain current and former patients.  We are taking this incident … Continued

Colorectal Cancer: The Good News – Really

Just over 100,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year, while another 44,000 will be diagnosed with cancer of the rectum.1 Additionally, an estimated 51,020 Americans will die of colorectal cancer (CRC) in 2019, making CRC the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths.1 Combine those grim statistics with a disturbing uptick in colorectal cancer … Continued

Extraordinary Nurses Recognized At Regional Cancer Care Associates

Ann Walsh, Nurse at Regional Cancer Care Associates is being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. The DAISY Award recipient is Ann Walsh. The nomination read as follows “Ann … Continued

Why Is Surgery the Only Available Diagnostic for Cancer?

A physical exam, lab test or scan can indicate that a patient might have cancer. However, these results alone are usually not enough to confirm a diagnosis. In many situations, only diagnostic surgery can tell for certain. While cancer surgery may be frightening or dangerous, the surgeons at Regional Cancer Care Associates are highly skilled … Continued

Likelihood of a Genetic Link to Your Cancer Diagnosis

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and suspect it might be genetic, there’s a chance you could be right. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 5% to 10% of all cancers result directly from inherited genetic mutations. To help you find out, RCCA offers genetic testing services. For more information, schedule an appointment at … Continued

Recuperating During the Worst of Radiation Therapy

While undergoing radiation therapy, some patients experience very unpleasant side effects. But with the support of a care team and some helpful coping mechanisms, anyone can get through the worst of treatment. Here are some tips from the staff at Regional Cancer Care Associates to help manage some of the side effects of radiation therapy. … Continued

Am I Too Sick for Radiation Therapy?

During radiation therapy, beams of intense energy are used to kill cancer cells. Sometimes, healthy cells in the surrounding area can get damaged, too. Because of the intensity and potential side effects of this treatment, patients need to be in reasonably good health before starting. To understand more cancer treatment options and how they pertain … Continued