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Prostate Oncology

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancers diagnosed in men; according to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, Saint Clare’s integrated Cancer Care program can provide access to leading-edge diagnostic technologies and treatments. Our healthcare professionals – accomplished medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, and other cancer care experts – are dedicated to providing each and every patient with the most advanced, best care possible.

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Our Treatment and Technology
We recognize the importance for patients to be seen quickly by our specialists so we offer rapid turnaround in getting patients into the office, determine the needed course of treatment, and getting started on the course of treatment quickly.

Our accomplished medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons and other cancer care experts provide access to the most advanced procedures and technology available, including:

Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is a mixture of drugs that treat cancer systemically. Saint Clare's offers chemotherapy services through accomplished medical oncologists. Our Outpatient Infusion Center is a comfortable environment where you can receive treatments for chemotherapy, hydration and transfusion services ordered by our expert medical oncologists. Read more about this treatment option on our website’s Patient Care Services page.

Radiation Therapy
Saint Clare’s offers the region’s most advanced radiation treatment and technology for various types of cancers. Our accomplished radiation oncologists utilize the following treatment protocols and therapy delivery technologies: RapidArc® Therapy, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy, and Permanent Seed Implantation. Read more about this treatment option on our website’s Patient Care Services page.

Surgery to Remove Prostate Cancer (Radical Prostatectomy)
If your healthcare provider determines that a radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland and some tissue around it) is the best treatment option for localized prostate cancer, Saint Clare’s offers our healing touch with the most advanced equipment available to our patients. Cancer care treatment options at Saint Clare’s include minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedures and da Vinci robotic surgery, including da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy – a breakthrough surgical technology that allows for a minimally invasive option for prostatectomy. Robotic prostatectomy, otherwise known as a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, using the da Vinci Surgical System has many advantages over traditional open surgery: significantly less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter recovery time, and a faster return to normal daily activities.

Read more about minimally-invasive robotic surgery at Saint Clare’s.

Hormonal Therapy
Hormone therapy is a form of systemic therapy that is often used to help decrease the risk of cancer returning after surgery. Both drugs and surgical procedures can be used to change hormone levels.

Clinical Trials
Saint Clare’s Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) have established a partnership between their cancer programs that enhances the state-of-the-art level of cancer care offered to the Saint Clare’s community. Through the affiliation, Saint Clare’s patients have access to clinical trials that are currently spearheaded by HUMC doctors; the HUMC cancer program participates in more than 100 international and national cancer clinical trials that give patients access to promising investigational medications, treatment protocols, and surgical techniques that are often not available at other facilities in New Jersey. Learn more about clinical trials available through Saint Clare’s.

In addition to traditional medicine, we also offer complementary medicine, nutritional counseling, genetic counseling, community outreach and education programs, and other supportive services to help cancer patients and their families cope with the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges posed by cancer.

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For more information on oncology services, please call 973-983-7300. To make an appointment, please contact CallOne, Saint Clare's central scheduling service, at 1-888-808-1234.

Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s
Located at the Robert & Joan Dircks Pavilion
23 Pocono Road
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-983-7300

 
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SPOTLIGHT: Prostate Oncology

Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s now offers Xofigo® , the first alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic agent approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The injection is available for treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease.  Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s is the first facility in Morris County to offer this treatment option.

For more information, click here or call 973-983-7300.

 

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