A multi-disciplinary team that can include your primary care physician, medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurse navigators and other related specialists, takes a prospective view of your case prior to recommending treatment options. They will work closely with your referring or primary care physician so you are well informed about your course of treatment and any future interventions that may be needed, such as chemotherapy. Other members of the team can include research nurses to help determine if you are eligible for a clinical trial, a social worker and/or palliative care nurse to assess your family and personal needs, and a board-certified genetic counselor to determine if a consult is needed.
Imagine being told you have cancer. Imagine the fear, worry and confusion about what lies ahead. Imagine trying to figure out multiple physician appointments and how you'll manage travel to and from treatments, while trying to maintain some level of routine for your family.
Now imagine a sense of calm as a team gathers around you. It's a team that makes you the focus of their efforts. It's a team that provides care that is trusted, convenient, and comprehensive. It's a team that guides you, cares for you, nurtures you, and heals you. It's a team that builds hope for you, and with you, every step of the way.
This is the team that has professional and personal roots in the community, and knows what’s important to patients. It’s the team that offers a home-team advantage that is second to none, and is taking cancer care to a whole new level in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
At Meridian, in order to optimize your treatment plan and scheduling needs, you may have the opportunity to see all of your cancer specialists during the same visit. Our nurse navigators will be by your side every step of the way to provide you with support and guidance.