Treatment Options

When deciding on a cancer treatment, we work with patients closely, providing compassion and support every step of the way. Throughout treatment planning and implementation, we encourage open discussion among patients, their families and the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute team.

To offer the best cancer treatment possible, we develop options personalized for  each person. . Treatment options may include chemotherapy, biotherapy, radiation therapy, palliative care, or surgical procedures including minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery. In many cases, patients undergo more than one method of treatment.

We also conduct cancer clinical trials. These are research studies that involve people and look at potential ways to: prevent cancer, find and diagnose cancer, treat cancer, help with symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment. Treatment studies could include new drugs or combinations of drugs, new ways to do surgeries, ways to make current treatments better or new ways to give radiation therapy.

Radiation Oncology

At AtlantiCare, we use innovative technologies to treat many types of cancer with greater accuracy and safety, and with fewer side effects. These technologies allow the radiation oncologists at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) to precisely pinpoint high doses of therapy at the tumor site so they can provide treatments in fewer sessions over a shorter period of time than in traditional radiation.

The radiation therapy we offer includes:

  • High-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy — for breast and gynecological cancers (AtlantiCare is designated as a SAVI® Partial Breast Treatment Center of Excellence)
  • Linear accelerator image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) — for head and neck, breast, prostate, lung, colorectal, and other cancers
  • RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology — which delivers treatment in two minutes or less
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) — for solid-tumor cancers
  • CyberKnife®, a noninvasive way of performing radiosurgery for tumors anywhere in the body.
  • Clinical trials using these same treatment modalities.

Additionally, our Department of Medical Oncology and Infusion Services provides outpatient therapy for treatment of cancer and blood disorders, offering:

  • Tailored chemotherapy and biotherapy regimens  
  • Supportive care, such as hydration and growth-factor support
  • Chemotherapy preparation classes for patients and caregivers

We have a comfortable radiology suite located in the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute at the AtlantiCare Health Park in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. There, we offer a full range of radiology services along with staging, treatment planning and progress tracking of treatment.

ARMC’s Department of Radiation Oncology is accredited by the American College of Radiology for radiation therapy.

CyberKnife

The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world’s only robotic radiosurgery system. It’s a noninvasive alternative to surgery for treatment of tumors anywhere in the body. The treatment — which delivers high doses of radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy — offers new hope to patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery.

da Vinci

A remarkable technological advancement in cancer treatment, the da Vinci Surgical System gives surgeons enhanced treatment capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. It translates hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. A physician can perform complex procedures through just a few small openings, providing patients with faster recovery. Although it is often called a “robot,” the system can’t act on its own — the da Vinci procedure is performed entirely by your physician.  

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