Just Diagnosed with Cancer? Here’s What You Need to Know

When someone is first diagnosed with cancer, there’s a lot to take in and process. Oncologist Dr. Seth Berk, who practices at the Mount Holly RCCA office, helps counsel thousands of people through this difficult time. Below, he shares some advice he’d like every newly-diagnosed individual and their loved ones to know. 1. You have … Continued

How Inherited Genetic Mutations Cause Lung Cancer

Most people associate lung cancer with smoking. While tobacco is the leading cause of lung cancer, it’s not the only one. More and more research is coming out to suggest that some cases can be attributed to inherited genetic mutations. As we learn more about this, doctors at Regional Cancer Care Associates and around the … Continued

Why Is the Fatality Rate for Lung Cancer So High?

It’s estimated that more than half of people diagnosed with lung cancer lose their battle within the first year. This statistic is alarming, especially for RCCA patients and their families who are currently dealing with lung cancer. Despite advancements in science, lung cancer remains one of the most common—and lethal—types of cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer … Continued

How Immunotherapy is Revolutionizing Cancer Care

For many years, there were only three ways to treat cancer: chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. But recently, a new form of cancer treatment has become increasingly popular. It’s called immunotherapy, and doctors at RCCA believe it’s transforming the practice of oncology and will continue to do so in the future. Understanding Immunotherapy Most patients with … Continued

The Latest Advances Against Lung Cancer

Cancer treatment has come a long way. Today, there are more options – and more effective options – than ever before. RCCA oncologist Dr. Stephen G. Wallace, who practices at the Mount Holly location and is actively involved in cancer-therapy research, is excited to see firsthand how care is evolving, particularly for lung cancer, which … Continued

How Radon in the Home Can Cause Lung Cancer

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, one of the first thoughts they have is: What could I have done differently to avoid this? Unfortunately, cancer is not always preventable. However, certain lifestyle habits and exposure to certain chemicals, like radon, could have made your body more susceptible. Here, we discuss how some environmental factors, including … Continued

What Are the Common Signs of Lung Cancer?

In 2018 alone, an estimated 234,030 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in the U.S. Unfortunately, many of those cases won’t be caught until the cancer has already progressed to an advanced stage, making treatment much harder. That’s why RCCA is dedicated to making sure people know the early signs and symptoms of lung … Continued

Surviving Lung Cancer: What to Expect

Life with lung cancer looks different for everyone. But if you or a loved one was recently diagnosed, it helps to have an idea of what to expect as you embark on this new journey. During treatment at Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA), there will likely be challenges and fear, but there will also be … Continued

Palliative Care for Patients with Lung Cancer

If you ever feel pain, stress or discomfort from living with lung cancer, ask your doctor about palliative care. Despite what most people think, palliative care for cancer does not mean hospice. It’s simply just another part of your treatment plan. Whether you’re at home, at the hospital or at RCCA, palliative care can help … Continued