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Cancers We Treat

With specialization in general radiation oncology and unmatched credentials, Dr. Eric Karp and his team at Rahway Regional Cancer Center treat a wide variety of cancers, from prostate cancer to gynecologic cancer. This type of cancer treatment utilizes high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Learn more about the most common cancers we treat below, or contact us today to see if radiation therapy is right for you.

Prostate Cancer

As one of the most common types of cancer among men, prostate cancer often grows slowly, causing little to no symptoms. However, aggressive forms may result in:

  • Trouble urinating
  • Blood in semen
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Erectile dysfunction

Breast Cancer

Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most prominent cancer in U.S. women – although it can also occur in men. Symptoms of breast cancer may include:

  • Breast lumps
  • Change in size or appearance of breast
  • Skin changes
  • Inverted nipple

Lung Cancer

Individuals at the highest risk of developing lung cancer are those who smoke. Still, lung cancer can occur in people who’ve never smoked. You may not notice signs in the early stages, but symptoms can go on to include:

  • Chronic cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Esophageal Cancer

This type of cancer grows in the esophagus, a long tube that connects your throat to your stomach and helps move food along. Symptoms of esophageal cancer are:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Indigestion or heartburn

Gynecologic Cancer

Any cancer that begins in a woman’s reproductive organs is considered gynecologic cancer, including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Although symptoms vary for each type, they often include:

  • Vaginal bleeding, especially after menopause
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Blood-tinged discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Frequent urination

Cancer of the Head and Neck

Cancers of the head and neck can originate in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, nasal cavity, sinuses, tongue or salivary glands. Symptoms might include:

  • Difficulty swallowing, breathing or speaking
  • Changes in voice
  • Lump or sore that won’t heal
  • Unusual bleeding in the mouth
  • Headache
  • Mouth, throat, head or ear pain

Brain Cancer

While brain cancer can affect individuals of any age, it most commonly occurs in people over the age of 60. Symptoms may vary depending on the type of cancer and where it is located within the brain. Generally, brain cancer may cause the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Changes in speech, vision or hearing
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Numbness or tingling

Cancer Treatment at Rahway Regional Cancer Center

To treat cancer, Rahway Regional Cancer Center uses state-of-the-art technologies that help target the tumor without affecting nearby tissues. Of the technology we have on-site, image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) provides localized treatments that can be used for a full range of cancers.

At Rahway Regional Cancer Center, Dr. Eric Karp tailors treatments to each individual patient by using cutting-edge treatment planning software. In turn, he and his team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide highly personalized and compassionate care. To learn more about the cancers we treat and the treatments available to you, call us today at 732-382-5550.