A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming and scary. Patients and their families are faced with a lot of decisions to make in a short amount of time. At CentraState, we believe patients should take an active and informed role in their care.
When it comes to treating your cancer, the best option is having every option. That’s why CentraState offers the most advanced cancer treatment and technology available, including immunotherapy, hormone therapy, robotic-assisted cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and groundbreaking clinical trials. It’s everything you would find at a major metropolitan cancer center—right here at CentraState.
“The CentraState staff were wonderful. They explained that I would undergo aggressive treatment for an aggressive cancer, but the doctors, nurses, dietitian, and social worker really got me through it.”
When Maria Rotella felt a lump on the back of her left thigh, she was concerned about a blood clot and went to urgent care. The initial diagnosis was a lipoma, a harmless, fatty tumor. The 83-year-old Perth Amboy resident didn’t think much about it for several months – until she noticed discomfort when [...]
While the rate of new cases of lung cancer has fallen over the last 10 years, it’s still one of the top three most diagnosed cancers in the United States. CentraState thoracic surgeon Jean-Phillipe Bocage, MD, debunks common myths about the condition. 1. Only smokers can get lung cancer FALSE: Smoking is just one [...]
A few weeks after his 60th birthday, Miguel Pereira noticed that his urine was darker than usual. He made an appointment with his primary care physician, who ordered bloodwork. When the results showed very high levels of bilirubin – a normal byproduct of red blood cells – his doctor advised him to go straight [...]