Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center stands at the
forefront of providing the most extensive array of highly advanced
cancer services, delivered by a team of specialists in a caring
and supportive environment.
For nearly 40 years, Monmouth Medical Center’s leadership
role in oncology services has been broadened through the ongoing
expansion of state-of-the-art programs and technologies offered
in all areas of cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
Illustrating its prominence as a leading academic cancer center,
Monmouth Medical Center has earned national approval from the Commission
on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a “teaching
hospital cancer program” for nearly 25 years — a prestigious
distinction achieved by only one in five hospitals in the United
States offering cancer care that meets the stringent standards
for this select designation.
The Leon Hess Cancer Center Oncology Data Center maintains detailed information on each cancer incidence,
treatment and outcome.
Our cancer center centralizes a vast array of outpatient services
under one roof, making care more convenient, efficient and effective.
It features “comprehensive multidisciplinary” medical
services that are led by teams of three major physician specialists
who you can see all in one visit, including:
Surgical Oncology -
A surgeon who can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see
if your tumor is malignant and/or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
Medical Oncology -
A medical oncologist or hematologist who can give chemotherapy
that kills the cancer cells.
Oncology - A radiation oncologist who can pinpoint
the places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused
X-rays to reduce or destroy it.
Together, these three cancer specialists, in consultation with
your primary care physician, and in conjunction with your Cancer
Care Management Team will work with you to create the most
appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your cancer.
We have established Multidisciplinary Disease
Site Centers (MDSC) to centralize your visit. Our goal is
to make your visit to Leon Hess Cancer Center patient friendly.
Currently, we have designated locations and time slots for the
following specific MDSC – Jacqueline
M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, Head
and Neck Cancer Program, Thoracic/Esophageal Cancer Program,
Prostate Cancer Program, Colorectal Cancer Program and General
The cancer center provides patient-focused outpatient
chemotherapy, infusion and transfusion services, as well
as specialized oncology inpatient care.
In addition the center offers cancer research clinical trial opportunities
as well as providing patients and their loved ones a full complement
of associated support services, including:
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