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Patient Care at MDA Oncology & Hematology

Patients of MDA Oncology & Hematology benefit from our leading-edge medical services and participation in innovative research programs. In addition, our support services team is committed to addressing the educational, emotional, financial, and nutritional needs of patients. At the Cancer Treatment Center our medical team is devoted to fighting cancer. We possess specialized expertise in today's most effective cancer technologies, cancer treatments and therapies.

MDA Oncology & Hematology provides patients with a full range of cancer fighting capabilities including diagnostic imaging, chemotherapy, pharmaceuticals, clinical trials and supportive services. Your doctors, nurses, technicians and support teams work together to coordinate your personalized cancer treatment plan.

MDA Oncology & Hematology Services

Awards

The American Cancer Society honored MDA Oncology & Hematology for outstanding patient care at the 2005 Crimson Gala. Our kind and caring staff will help you choose the right treatment for your needs.

Service Promise

We are committed to providing high-quality care and friendly service to you. We will work as a team in a professional and friendly manner to coordinate your treatments and follow-up care, and we will be available to quickly respond to your medical needs.

Urgent Care

Our doctors are available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During office hours, call our office, and relay the emergency to the receptionist. After hours, an answering service operator will answer and relay your name, phone number and problem to us immediately. The doctor will respond quickly and appropriately.

Patient Support Groups

The Cancer Center offers a wide range of support services that help our patients and their families cope with cancer. For more information, please call (908) 522-5255. The professionally-led support groups are a great way to get emotional support and advice from other individuals who are going through similar challenges.

Living with Cancer

A support group for patients undergoing treatment and for their significant others. Sessions cover topics such as treatment, family role dynamics, nutrition, and coping with physical changes.

I Cancer-vive

An eight-week intensive program designed to teach patients and caregivers mind body techniques that promote emotional and spiritual healing, and wellness.

Hands and Hearts

A drop-in support group that uses arts and crafts to create a healing and supportive environment for patients and caregivers.

Guided Imagery

A weekly program that uses visualizations to enhance the patient's immune system and emotional well-being.

Gentle Yoga

A gentle yoga class designed for cancer patients and survivors. Includes mild exercise, stretching and breathing to promote awareness, spirituality and calmness. A brief meditation period is included at each class.

Look Good, Feel Better

A joint program with the American Cancer Society designed to help patients undergoing cancer treatment manage appearance-related side effects.

Post Treatment Group

An open support group for patients who have completed their cancer treatment.

Breast Cancer Support Group

A support group for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their caregivers to provide emotional support and self care tips.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Support group for patients with brain tumors and/or their families.

Ostomy Support Group

Professionally-led for ostomy patients and their families to provide support and patient information.

Creative Caring

A group for children age six to 12 years old who have a parent diagnosed with cancer. They learn to deal with family cancer issues using expressive therapy techniques including art, drama and play therapies.

Bereavement Group

A support group for people who have lost a loved one to cancer.

Cancer Resources

These sites have an abundance of oncology information for patients with cancer and for their families. They include many links to outside information and groups. See also our page on Nutrition for specific links regarding diet for cancer patients. See Hematology below for our patients with blood disorders.

The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is at work in communities all across the country providing programs aimed at reducing the risk of cancer, detecting cancer as early as possible, ensuring proper treatment, and empowering people facing cancer to cope and maintain the highest possible quality of life.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964, with overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality.

CanCare, Inc.
CanCare matches trained cancer survivor volunteers and caregivers to newly diagnosed cancer patients or their caregivers for free, one-on-one, long term emotional support. Clients are matched as closely as possible by age, gender, type of cancer and treatment.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic website's disease index has links to information about all different types of cancer, covering topics including disease information, treatments and coping.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network
(NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 20 of the world?s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) for patients
The brochures and supportive information available from here are highly recommended. Here you can find general information on individual diseases and their treatments. This site is geared for patients.

CancerConnect.com
Cancer Connect provides current, comprehensive, authoritative information on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cancer and a community where patients can exchange information and get support and inspiration.

Lance Armstrong Foundation
Cancer Connect provides current, comprehensive, authoritative information on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cancer and a community where patients can exchange information and get support and inspiration.

Hematology Resources

These sites have an abundance of information on hematology for patients with blood disorders and for their families. They include many links to outside information and groups. See also our page on Nutrition for specific links regarding diet.

American Society of Hematology - for Patients
Professional organization. Includes information about society publications and meetings. Provides educational materials for scientists, doctors, and patients.

Amyloidosis Foundation
The Amyloidosis Foundation is committed to supporting patient education, advocacy programs, and research relating to amyloidosis. It is a merger between two organizations, the Amyloidosis Research Foundation and the Amyloidosis Support Network.

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation
AA&MDSIF serves as a resource for patient assistance, advocacy, and support, and funds research to find treatments and a cure for aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and related bone marrow diseases. Please call 800-747-2820 to receive information in English,Spanish and French.

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation
AA&MDSIF serves as a resource for patient assistance, advocacy, and support, and funds research to find treatments and a cure for aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and related bone marrow diseases. Please call 800-747-2820 to receive information in English,Spanish and French.

The Myeloma Beacon
Working ardently to establish treatment and thorough care for current as well as future myeloma patients. Their chief goal is to provide the latest news with hopes of furthering awareness for all.

National Blood Clot Alliance
The National Blood Clot Alliance is a nationwide health organization committed to preventing and treating the array of major health problems caused by blood clots. The organization's goal is to ensure that people suffering from thrombosis and thrombophilia receive early diagnosis, optimal treatment, and quality support by fostering research, education, support, and advocacy on behalf of those at risk of, or affected by, blood clots.

National Hemophilia Foundation
The mission of NHF is education, research, and advocacy on behalf of people with bleeding disorders.

Platelet Disorder Support Association
Home of the ITP People Place for you or your loved one with immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura. The organization is devoted to bringing you the most timely, accurate and comprehensive information about ITP and assisting you in meeting others who share your interests.

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
SCDAA'S mission is to promote finding a cure for sickle cell disease while improving the quality of life for individuals and families dealing with this disease.

Thalassaemia International Federation
The mission of TIF is to promote the appropriate treatment and a high quality of life for every patient with thalassaemia, to encourage prevention policies that aim to reduce the number of new affected births, and to encourage research leading to improved treatments and a cure for the disorder.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The LLS is the world's largest organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Patient Forms

New Patient Packet - All Forms

New Patient Packet - 7 pages

Specialist Consult Letter

Patient Letter

Patient Information Form

Patient Information

Referring Doctors Care Team

Referring Doctors Form

Health History Form

Health History - 2 pages

Patient Medication Form

Medication List

Directions to Overlook Medical Center

Directions & Parking

MDA Oncology & Hematology Patient Forms