Life is made of moments – stories of triumph, joy and struggle. And
for those of us who call the local area home, many of these moments take
place at Monmouth Medical Center. Our doctors, nurses, specialists and
technicians are by your side in the fight against cancer – celebrating
the highs and helping you through the lows. Yes, life happens here, and
we are honored to play a role in making it better.
We are honored to share these moments – just some of the stories
of those whose lives have intersected with ours, and we were honored to
treat. We thank them for allowing us to share their stories.
Oceanport Resident Fights Aggressive Form of Cancer with Support from Monmouth
Medical Center Hematologist Oncologist
When John DiDomenico was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer two
years ago, he knew the odds were against him.
Read John's story.
Colon Surgery that’s a Cut Above the Rest.
For colon cancer patients like Mike Ferraro of Hazlet, minimally invasive
colon cancer means less pain and scarring, a shorter hospital stay, quicker
recovery and lessened overall disability.
Read Mike's story.
The Dangers of Waiting: Regular Screenings and Checkups Cut Colorectal
“I never thought the digestive issues and pain I had were cancer.
My husband, siblings and their spouses always got colonoscopies beginning
at age 50, but I didn’t – I operated under the assumption
that if it wasn’t broken, why try to fix it,” she says. “While
I can’t regret it now, I’ve learned that it’s important
to get checkups regularly and call the doctor immediately if you’re
Read Alexandra's story.
Ballooning Enthusiast Recovers From Prostate Cancer Surgery in Time for
International Balloon Event
Gene learned he had early stage prostate cancer and immediately began
extensive research to determine his treatment options. Gene reviewed the
video on Drs. Lanteri and Esposito's website and brought a full list
of questions with him to his initial visit. After meeting Drs. Lanteri
and Esposito, Gene decided to schedule his prostatectomy as a robotic
surgery procedure at Monmouth Medical Center.
Read Gene's story.
Local Resident Fights Prostate Cancer with Robotic Surgery at Monmouth
John Reardon, of Neptune, was waiting until he was 50 to get his first
prostate exam. However, with a family history of prostate cancer, his
friends at work urged him not to wait.
Read John's story.
Ramona’s Fight: Local Woman Battles Colon Cancer
Biopsy results following the procedure revealed that at age 53, Ramona
had colon cancer. Ramona turned to Roy Dressner, D.O., a practicing board-certified
colorectal surgeon at Monmouth Medical Center to provide colon surgery.
Read Ramona's story.
Colon Surgery that’s a Cut Above the Rest
For colon cancer patients like Eatontown resident Bruce Comins, minimally
invasive colon cancer means less pain and scarring, a shorter hospital
stay, quicker recovery and lessened overall disability.
Read Bruce's story.