patient resources

Patient Resources

Getting diagnosed with cancer is a scary and overwhelming experience for anyone. You’re suddenly face-to-face with the unknown and don’t know what the future will hold. But, with the support from family, friends and Dr. Eric Karp, you can find the strength you need to fight this disease.

Lean on Your Support System

As your cancer journey begins, lean on your loved ones as much as possible. You don’t have to go through cancer alone. Your family and friends want to be there for you, whether that’s offering a shoulder to cry on or doing what they can to put a smile on your face. In-person and online support groups, as well as counseling, are also available. There’s also transportation and financial resources to help offer logistical support should you need it. If you’re interested, Dr. Karp can help connect with the resources you need.

In addition to family, you’ll always have Dr. Karp and his staff to support you through every step of the process. Over the years, they’ve offered hope to thousands of patients with their warm, family-friendly care, free concierge service and medical expertise.

Trusted Online Resources

There’s a lot of information about cancer circulating the web. As you research and gather information, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the right information. Dr. Eric Karp and his team have put together a list of websites that offer the most reliable, accurate and up-to-date information. Below, you can find resources on a variety of topics, ranging from radiation therapy for cancer to caregiver support and anything else you might need. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll feel as you start treatment.

Support When and Where You Need It

Remember, you and your caregivers are welcome to meet with Dr. Eric Karp anytime. He’ll be happy to address any concerns you have and answer your questions. The team at Rahway Regional Cancer Center isn’t just here to offer cancer treatment, but to offer mental and emotional support, as well. Contact us today at (732) 382-5550 to speak directly with our caring staff.

 

Resources

Patient Resources
RT Answers is a resource for patients specifically looking for information about radiation therapy. The site includes a video about radiation therapy as well as a host of brochures for various cancers


Patient Resources
The American Cancer Society website, is a resource for general cancer information, from before diagnosis through treatment and on to recovery. They have educational materials that are used by every patient we see in the Temple Cancer Center.


Patient Resources
The National Cancer Institute is a source of information about all different types of cancer. They also have a clinical trials information and search page for NCI-supported trials.


Patient Resources
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, has a “Patient Resources” section with information for patients about guidelines for treating various types of cancer.


Patient Resources
Cancer.net provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This site provides the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and their caregivers to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.


Patient Resources
Breastcancer.org This site features tips for lowering risk, information on symptoms and diagnosis, news and research, library of terms, interactive discussion lists, treatment options, and downloadable brochures.


Patient Resources
Ustoo.org  Us TOO in an International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network. Us TOO was founded by people directly affected by prostate cancer.


Patient Resources
Caregiver.org Information in multiple languages about services and support for caregivers and families living with chronic illness.