The Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center has established an affiliate agreement with John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of only 16 cancer center consortia in the U.S. approved by the National Cancer Institute, a partnership that will enhance care in North Jersey.
This partnership ensures the same level of quality patients have come to expect at John Theurer Cancer Center. With this agreement, patients will have access to all clinical trials conducted by John Theurer Cancer Center.
In addition to establishing a partnership with the state's largest, most prestigious cancer center, Mountainside Medical Center recently acquired cutting edge Truebeam® technology that benefits patients who require radiation therapy with fewer, shorter treatment visits and less risk of side effects.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, you need to make the right decisions right away – and, one of the best places to turn for help is close to home.
From advanced technology, access to promising clinical breakthroughs, to experienced and compassionate specialists who will put the most current and effective treatment options to work for you, the best cancer care can be found right in your own community.
Traditional medicine uses cancer site location (i.e. lung, breast, etc.). Precision or “personalized” medicine is an approach that allows doctors to select treatments most likely to help based on a genetic understanding of your specific cancer. This testing is not yet available for all types of cancer, but the Mountainside Medical Center Cancer Program is currently utilizing all available testing to create the best treatment plan for YOUR cancer.
We will be at your side from the moment of your cancer diagnosis. The treatment we provide is just one aspect of our commitment to your well-being. From day one, we’ll work with you to create and implement your personal Cancer Recovery Plan.
Clinical research has demonstrated that it is important to view yourself as a cancer survivor from the day you are diagnosed. We will encourage that kind of thinking. As your active treatment winds down, you will meet with your doctor to establish a long-term plan to monitor your recovery, manage any remaining side effects and periodically make sure the cancer has not returned. This plan will likely include a schedule of physician visits and tests.
When your treatment is finished, you will continue to have access to the Cancer Program’s full range of support services which can include connecting you with resources to deal with any financial or practical issues that may have arisen due to your illness.
We have a successful track record treating a variety of cancers including lymphomas, breast, GYN, liver, lung, melanoma, and prostate. The Mountainside Medical Center Cancer Program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer with commendation, a designation awarded to only about one quarter of all cancer care hospitals nationwide. We also rank among the top third of 51 licensed cancer programs in New Jersey.
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We empower you to take control of your treatment and recovery. We will carefully evaluate your condition; clearly and compassionately explain our findings and your treatment options; and, support you and your family throughout your journey to wellness.
Despite initially feeling hopeless when she got a diagnosis of breast cancer, one local woman received multidisciplinary care, support and a new lease on life when she turned to Mountainside Medical Center.
I knew something was terribly wrong when Dr. Alli called to schedule an appointment to discuss the results of my biopsy just two days after I had a lump removed from my breast at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center. When I first heard the words, “You have breast cancer,” my mind was racing with stories I’d heard and many questions: How debilitating will the chemo be? Will I need surgery? Will I lose my hair? Will I be able to work to support myself? Is it too late?
Lucky, I chose Mountainside Medical Center to help save my life. It was the hospital right in my community, and I thought I’d have a better chance in a smaller, patient-focused setting rather than one of those big, uncaring facilities where you get treated like a number. It was the best decision of my life. I had a terrific group of doctors, all of whom watched over me.
From the day of my diagnosis through every chemo treatment and appointment, everyone treated me with the utmost compassion and respect - from the receptionist at the front desk who made sure I always had a ride home after a treatment, to the nurses, technicians and doctors with whom I was on a first-name basis. Some of the treatments were tough to get through, and I did wind up losing my hair, but my team at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center never let me lose hope. I even threw a party for the staff after my last chemo treatment! They truly became my family. I can’t imagine how I could have gotten through it all without them.
Today, I am cancer-free and live every day to the fullest. I think Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center should change its name to the Angel Hospital, because everyone there has certainly earned their wings in my eyes.