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

Innovative COPES Program Provides Nutrition and Lifestyle Support for Patients with Cancer

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc), a leader in science-based nutritional solutions,recently  announced its collaboration with Virtual Health Partners, Inc. (VHP), a virtual health and wellness company. The companies have joined forces to launch the innovative COPES (Cancer Oriented Personalized Eating & Emotional Support) program, a revolutionary virtual platform designed specifically to provide nutrition and wellness support … Continued

Do You Require Restorative Cancer Surgery?

After treatment, some patients may require restorative cancer surgery to help restore function or appearance. If you’re considering restorative surgery, the oncology physician network at Regional Cancer Care Associates can help. Contact the office nearest you to get more information or to set up an appointment. What Is Restorative Surgery? Some forms of cancer treatment … Continued

4 Breast Cancer Innovations Revolutionizing Care at RCCA

Over the past decade, scientists and doctors have been hard at work developing better breast cancer treatments. The result? Several new advancements that are revolutionizing care and improving survival rates. Today, doctors at Regional Cancer Care Associates are bringing these advancements to patients all throughout New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland. Explore the following top four … Continued

How Cancer Type Can Influence Your Chemotherapy Schedule

Chemotherapy is an effective treatment option for many different types of cancer. However, it’s not one-size-fits-all. There are actually more than 100 different kinds of chemotherapy medications available. In order to determine the best drug and treatment schedule for each patient, one of the first things oncologists at RCCA look at is what type and … Continued