A medical oncologist is a doctor who completes a three-year residency in internal medicine, followed by a two-year fellowship in oncology. A medical oncologist prescribes chemotherapy and works with primary care physicians and other medical specialists. Often, the medical oncologist is the coordinator of the treatment team, keeping track of the various tests results and follow-up exams performed by other specialists.
A radiation oncologist is the doctor who will oversee your radiation therapy treatments. These physicians work with the other members of the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is given accurately. Your radiation oncologist will also monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its target while minimizing side effects. Before, during and after your radiation therapy treatments, your radiation oncologist works closely with other cancer doctors, such as medical oncologists and surgeons, to maximize the radiation's effectiveness.
Radiation oncologists have completed at least four years of college, four years of medical school, one year of general medical training, and four years of residency or specialty training in radiation oncology. They have extensive training in cancer medicine and the safe use of radiation to treat disease.
The Kennedy Health System is proud to be the only healthcare system in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties affiliated with the Penn Cancer Network. Kennedy Radiation Oncology – conveniently located in the Kennedy Cancer Center in Washington Township NJ – uses advanced technology to treat cancer patients in a compassionate and caring manner.
A breast surgical oncologist is a surgeon who has completed additional training in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and who concentrates their practices in breast disease.
A colorectal surgeon is a doctor who has completed additional training in the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum, including cancer.
A thoracic surgeon is a doctor who has completed additional training in the treatment of diseases of the lung and thorax, including lung cancer and other cancers of the chest.
To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians or for more information, please contact our Nurse Navigator, Eric Gonzalez.
Louise M. Baca RN MSN - Cancer Center Administrator
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Appointment scheduling and treatment navigation.
Abigale Hassel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C - Social Worker
Patient support and information.
Tai Chi - 02/15/2016
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition. Great by itself or complements other exercises, lowers blood pressure, improves balance and coordination, slows and improves breathing and builds strength and vitality for cancer patients during and after treatment.
HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 02/15/2016
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.