At the Joan Knechel Cancer Center, you can take confidence in knowing that you or your loved one will always receive compassionate, expert care with the latest technology available in Northwest New Jersey.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call (908) 441-1500.

Joan Knechel Cancer Center

Joan Knechel Radiation Center

Patient Story: 'I knew nothing would ever be the same, but I also knew I would be OK'

Patient Story

The very thought of cancer is daunting to all people regardless of age or state of health. The moment you walk through the door at the Joan Knechel Cancer Center you will feel welcome and cared for. From our serene reception and patient-waiting areas to our compassionate staff and spa-like atmosphere, it's clear that we have paid special attention to every detail with your comfort and well-being in mind.

Our warm and friendly staff will guide you through your appointment and seek to put you at ease as much as possible. You have enough on your mind; we want you to relax and let us take care of you.

Support Groups
The Joan Knechel Cancer Center provides access to a variety of on-site support services including a dedicated oncology social worker. In addition to a highly skilled oncology social services staff, the Center further provides various support groups that meet on a monthly basis.

Support groups include:

  • Breast Cancer Support Group

  • Friends and Families Support Group

  • Cancer Support Group

  • Post-Treatment Cancer Support Group

The "Look Good... Feel Better" program is a free, national public program to help women undergoing cancer treatment learn beauty techniques to cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment and regain a sense of self-confidence and control over their lives. For more information, for dates and times and to register, call 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345). The program meets in the Joan Knechel Cancer Center.

At the Joan Knechel Cancer Center, you can take confidence in knowing that you or your loved one will always receive compassionate, expert care with the latest technology available in Northwest New Jersey. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (908) 441-1500.

Your Link to a Better Life

The Joan Knechel Cancer Center at Hackettstown Medical Center offers the most advanced technologies for treating cancer, along with expert doctors, nurses, therapists, and highly trained technicians to utilize those technologies and treatments to the greatest advantage for our patients. The Center's capabilities include radiation oncology, medical oncology, hematology, and PET/CT.

The Joan Knechel Cancer Center treats many types of cancer including:

  • Bone

  • Breast

  • Colorectal

  • Gynecological

  • Head and Neck

  • Kidney

  • Lung

  • Pancreas

  • Prostate

  • Skin

  • Stomach

  • Testicular

  • Urinary/Bladder

Accredited by The Joint Commission

Our services include:

  • Advanced Radiation Therapy
  • PET/CT
  • Infusion Therapy
    Infusion Therapy is the process of administering chemotherapy, fluid, blood/blood products, antibiotics or various other drug regimens directly into the bloodstream via intravenous access.

    Infusion Therapy Services at Hackettstown Medical Center is an outpatient facility that provides care for individuals requiring treatment of oncology, hematology, and non-cancer-related diagnoses.

    Our highly trained professional staff, including medical oncologists, hematologists, and oncology/infusion therapy registered nurses, maintains close coordination and communication with your physician throughout the prescribed course of treatment to provide comprehensive care, including the following services:

    • Chemotherapy administration

    • Chemotherapy education

    • Blood transfusions

    • Platelet transfusions

    • Hydration

    • Antibiotic administration

    • Central line care

    • Central line education and self-care training

    • Intravenous immunoglobulin

    Radiation Therapy
    The Center's dual-energy Varian 21 Linear Accelerator provides radiation therapy using four-dimensional treatment planning, conforming to the exact shape of a tumor and reducing the risk of harming the surrounding healthy tissue.

    The state-of-the-art radiation treatment techniques also include IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy) and Respiratory Gating.

    The Respiratory Gating System monitors the patient's breathing pattern to provide radiation only at precise times. As the patient breathes, tumors in the body move and shift; the Respiratory Gating System precisely delivers radiation only when the tumor moves back to its original position, thus protecting healthy tissue.

    PET/CT
    Our GE PET/CT Scanner provides images for both diagnosis and to develop an individualized radiation treatment plan. During the course of treatment, the PET/CT may be used to monitor progress of the radiation treatment protocol. The radiation oncologist also uses it to monitor the effectiveness of the radiation treatment course of therapy.

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