GI Cancer Specialists NJ
GI Cancer Statistics
Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of stomach cancer was 7.2 per 100,000 men and women per year. The number of deaths was 3.2 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2011-2015 cases and deaths.
Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 0.8 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with stomach cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2013-2015 data.
Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes cancers of the oesophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and rectum. Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, navigators, coordinators and nutritionists and educates men and women so they can make well-informed decisions. Once patient steps into the practice, we work with the patient navigate through all challenges including their billing, authorizations, and treatment options.
ACOHA Cancer Patient Centric Approach
Diagnosis of a gastrointestinal cancer can be serious, as it may affect both survival and quality of life. At the Center for GI Cancer at ACOHA you will be cared for by our team of compassionate, experienced and highly trained medical oncologists committed to your long-term health and well-being. Together with our outstanding staff, we will guide and support you along every step of the journey. Our care model is collaborative, state-of-the-art and highly personalized to suit your needs. Our physicians have expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide range of GI cancers. Our practice offers access to clinical trials through its myriad clinical affiliations. We aim to provide 360-degree care with access to clinical pharmacists, oncology nurses, clinical nutritionists, palliative care physicians and genetic counselors. We have become well known in the region not only for our clinical expertise, but also for our unparalleled commitment to you, our patients.
GI Cancer Treatment
Treatment of stomach cancer depends to a large degree on where the cancer started in the stomach and how far it has spread. Stomach cancers can grow and spread in different ways. They can grow through the wall of the stomach and invade nearby organs. They can also spread to the lymph vessels and nearby lymph nodes (bean-sized structures that help fight infections). The stomach has a very rich network of lymph vessels and nodes. As the stomach cancer becomes more advanced, it can travel through the bloodstream and spread (metastasize) to organs such as the liver, lungs, and bones, which can make it harder to treat. Click here to review numerous treatment options.
Our NJ Cancer Center Oncology and Hematology Practitioners:
Maithili Rao, MD, Ashish Khot, MD, Charlesse Pondt, MD, Joshua Strauss, MD, Ashish Shah, DO, Ved Desai, DO, Arunabh Sekhri, MD, Marlene Schmitz, APN, Edgar “Joed” LaChica, APN, Cherry Rudge, APN, Kari Sierant, APN, Kathleen Escobia, APN, Kimberly Koval, APN, Jessica Surloff, PA, Jennifer Figueroa, PA
Our GI Cancer Oncology and Hematology Practitioners can be located by referencing medical directories for: GI Cancer Hematology Oncology Doctors NJ and GI Cancer Oncologist NJ, Hematologist NJ Specialists in the Springfield, Summit, West Orange, Livingston, Morristown, Rockaway, Randolph, Hackettstown, Newton, Sparta and statewide areas.
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385 Morris Avenue, Suite 100
Springfield, NJ 07081
Saturday and Sunday Closed
741 Northfield Ave. Suite 203
West Orange, NJ 07052
Top Rated NJ Oncologist
& Hematologist Specialists
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
100 Madison Avenue 2nd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960
Hackettstown Medical Center
657 Willow Grove Street Suite 303
Hackettstown, NJ 07840