Diagnostic Services at CentraState's Cancer Center
A team approach for cancer diagnosis
Your best chance of beating cancer comes through early detection and accurate diagnosis. At CentraState Medical Center’s Cancer Center in Freehold, NJ, we want to make sure you have access to every option in our arsenal of the latest available diagnostic technologies for cancer. Importantly, we also have highly-trained oncologists who have studied and practiced at the nation’s most renowned cancer facilities. And they collaborate with our dedicated primary care doctors who know you best. Together, they form an unbeatable team to diagnose and ultimately treat your cancer. Your team of cancer professionals right here in Monmouth County, NJ—that’s the power of community-based cancer care at CentraState.
Coping with cancer diagnosis
Coping with a diagnosis of cancer may be a challenging, confusing, overwhelming time for you or your loved one. It can affect every aspect of your day-to-day life. Know that you are not alone. When you first receive a diagnosis of cancer at CentraState, a cancer navigator will begin the steps to help guide you through the process. He or she is a trained professional with extensive knowledge about cancer symptoms, treatment, and resources. Your cancer navigator can answer your questions about diagnosis, as well as the treatment options that your doctors present to you—while providing the emotional support and guidance you and your family may need. He/She will also inform you about our Cancer Mentor Program. The Cancer Mentor Program connects you with one of our past patients with a similar diagnosis. They can share with you their firsthand experiences to help you cope with your treatment and empower you to fight illness with a positive attitude.
For more information about coping with your diagnosis, the American Cancer Society may provide you with some helpful tools and advice in After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families.