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

Which Cancers Are Likely to Be Genetic?

In some families, there’s an abnormal gene that gets passed from one generation to the next and that causes cancer. A person who inherits this gene isn’t necessarily guaranteed to develop cancer in their lifetime, but they do have an increased risk compared to someone who didn’t inherit the gene. In fact, researchers estimate that … Continued

Are You Getting the Right Palliative Care?

Palliative care services are designed to help make living with cancer more comfortable. Whether it’s managing your pain level after a surgery or arranging financial assistance, palliative care can have a major impact on your experience as a patient with cancer. Unfortunately, not all patients receive the type of palliative care they need, and their … Continued

What to Expect from Participating in a Clinical Trial

Over the course of your cancer treatment at RCCA, you may be invited to participate in a clinical trial. The purpose of cancer clinical trials is to test and study new treatment methods that aren’t available to the public yet. By participating, you are directly contributing to the future of cancer care, and you get … Continued

Your Quality of Life during Chemotherapy

One of the most common forms of treatment for cancer is chemotherapy. While it can be a helpful way to treat and manage the disease, it does come with some unpleasant side effects. Many patients worry about how chemo will affect their quality of life and if they will still be able to enjoy the … Continued

Is Immunotherapy Worth the Risk?

After being diagnosed with cancer, your doctor may suggest immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is an evolving treatment method that’s proven effective for many types of cancer. It harnesses the power of the body’s own natural immune system to fight back against cancerous cells. As treatment planning gets underway, talk to your RCCA care team about potential risks … Continued

A Healthy Diet for Radiation Therapy

As one of the most common cancer treatment options, radiation therapy is used to shrink tumors and stop the growth of cancerous cells. Similar to other treatment solutions, radiation therapy can make individuals with cancer become fatigued or disinterested in eating, among other side-effects. That’s why it’s important to maintain a healthy diet during radiation … Continued

The Effectiveness of Immunotherapy Types

In RCCA offices all throughout New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut, doctors are using immunotherapy to treat patients with cancer. In many cases, immunotherapy is opening the door for more treatment possibilities beyond chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Because there are many different types of immunotherapies available today, it can be an effective way to combat a … Continued

Weighing the Consequences of Radiation Therapy

At RCCA, radiation therapy is one of the most common methods of treating cancer. It employs high-energy waves to target and kill cancer cells. While it can be very effective, it’s not right for every patient. Before you and your doctors make the decision to pursue radiation, take some time to understand the potential risks … Continued