Patient Stories

  • Gene ArmsteadGene Armstead
    Prostate Cancer
    “I started attending a men’s cancer support group here at Steeplechase [Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset], a place where people can go and have a refuge and that's rewarding.”
    Tina PilotThe Pilot Sisters
    Breast Cancer
    Outstanding.Compassionate.Caring. Those are the words Tina Pilot used to describe the quality of care she received at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, so when her sister, Lisa, was diagnosed with breast cancer Lisa chose to call all of the same doctors.

  • Kriss FierroKriss Fierro
    Breast Cancer
    “The care that I received at Robert Wood Johnson was absolutely amazing. For me they made a huge difference, they were compassionate, they were loving, they were caring, they were giving their hundred percent.”
    “KarenKaren Haake
    Cervical Cancer
    “I wanted to help others heal through art. Now Karen teaches a watercolor painting class at Steeplechase for current cancer patients and patients in remission.”

  • “Jon”Jon
    Lung Cancer
    “I want to offer the world the chance to share with me some of the things I have been lucky enough to see.”
    Pat MayerPat Mayer
    Breast Cancer
    “My doctor suggested that I reach out to Monmouth Medical, since it was so close to my home, and obviously they have great doctors. They treated myself and my family like we were family, and just the sweetest people you could possibly imagine.

  • Jacqueline Trzyna-CiekursJacqueline Trzyna-Ciekurs
    Breast Cancer
    “I received my care from Saint Barnabas in Livingston and they are amazing. Everybody who touched my life down there was extremely well recommended through every circle that I had researched. I’m just not accustomed to that level of patient care.
    “Len Kiczek”Len Kiczek
    Prostate Cancer
    “Thanks to Monmouth’s expertise in treating prostate cancer, I continue to be cancer free. This is a huge relief to my family and me.”

  • Don PannacciulliDon Pannacciulli
    Lung Cancer
    “Saint Barnabas Medical Center saved my life. There is nowhere else I would rather receive care.”
    Sharon FantasiaSharon Fantasia
    Breast Cancer
    “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2014. I never felt it; it was way, way in the back. I would have never found it myself. If I hadn't gone that year for my mammogram I don't know what stage I would have been in.”

  • Barbara AmmerBarbara Ammer
    Breast Cancer
    Barbara breast cancer diagnosis shook her world to the core. But thanks to the support of her husband and the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, she hasn’t lost hope for a bright future.
    Martha DiazMartha Diaz
    Breast Cancer
    “I’ve had all my mammograms at Newark Beth Israel - since I've been doing them - and they just take such good care of you.”

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