Cancer Services

Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates

Howell Outpatient Center offers the most current techniques and research, including biological treatments, monoclonal antibody drugs and clinical trials through Monmouth Hematology Oncology Associates.

This practice has served area residents and their families for more than 30 years, combining compassionate care with leading-edge treatments.

Chemotherapy: Drug therapy that can kill cancer cells or stop them from multiplying. We customize each patient's chemotherapy regimen based on the cancer type, medications used, treatment goals and the patient's response, as well as the most current research.

Supportive Care: Prevention and reduction of adverse effects from cancer and its treatment, including physical and psychological issues. Our supportive care helps patients and families cope with all aspects of cancer, from diagnosis to post-treatment rehabilitation.

Biological Treatments: These therapies use living organisms, substances from such organisms, or manmade versions of these substances to attack cancer cells.

Patient Education: We provide a wide range of information to help you make the best decisions about your care, guide your diagnostic and treatment plan, connect with support services and live as healthfully as possible.

Clinical Trials: These research studies test new treatments. We're involved in numerous clinical trials that enable our patients to try promising new therapies and contribute to scientific understanding.

Lung Cancer Screening and Lung Nodule Follow Up Program

Through Monmouth Hematology and Oncology Associates and Monmouth Medical Center, Howell Outpatient Center offers comprehensive cancer prevention, diagnostic and treatment services.

Patients have access to Monmouth Medical Center's Lung Cancer Screening and Lung Nodule Follow-Up Program, which utilizes low-dose CT scans to screen for and detect lung cancers before they can be seen on X-rays. Patients with lung nodules are closely monitored and treated as needed.

Monmouth Medical Center is part of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program, an international, collaborative group consisting of experts on lung cancer and related issues from around the world.

Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center

Since opening in 1994, the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center has been the region's leader in providing the most advanced array of breast health services. As a certified quality breast center of excellence — the highest certification level offered by the by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) – the nationally renowned center is modeled after the nation's most highly regarded breast centers and offers a comprehensive array of preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services.

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Howell Outpatient Center offers state-of-the-art mammography screening. All imaging exams are performed by experienced mammography technologists and are interpreted by Monmouth Medical Center's dedicated breast imagers. A physician referral is not required for a screening mammogram.

High Risk Cancer Assessment Program

Through Monmouth Hematology and Oncology Associates and Monmouth Medical Center, Howell Outpatient Center offers comprehensive cancer prevention, diagnostic and treatment services.

The High Risk Cancer Assessment Program at Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center is designed for those concerned about their risk of developing cancer due to medical and family history, environmental factors and lifestyle choices.

A visit with the High Risk Cancer Assessment Program consists of a meeting with a board-certified genetic counselor who will review the patient's medical and family history, provide cancer risk assessment using validated risk models, and review options for cancer screening and prevention. In addition, some patients may be eligible for genetic testing. Information regarding the benefits and limitations of testing are reviewed. Genetic testing can be facilitated at the time of the visit. Once results are received, the patient returns for a follow-up visit to discuss the results. All information is communicated back to the patient's physician.

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