New Jersey Monthly is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Learn what is happening in the areas of early detection and treatment
from the experts at some of the state’s leading hospitals.
Diagnoses Breast Cancer at Its Earliest Stages
Mammograms save lives. No one knows this better than
Dr. Kenneth Tomkovich, a radiologist at CentraState Medical
Center and Freehold Radiology. He is all too familiar with the
staggering statistic that one in eight women in the United States
will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime—and
for many of these women, the cancer won’t be caught until the
Through the Cancer Center at CentraState, Dr. Tomkovich
is trying to make advanced-stage breast cancer a disease of the
past. He is encouraging women to schedule their annual screen-
ings to catch any cancer early. “There is still no way to prevent
breast cancer,” says Dr. Tomkovich, “but today’s cutting-edge
technologies help us find it at the earliest detectable stage, before
As director of breast imaging and intervention at CentraState
Medical Center, Dr. Tomkovich uses high-level diagnostic tools
to accurately detect and confirm “pea-sized,” stage 0 or stage 1 cancers before they begin to infiltrate healthy
cells. Even more exciting are the image-guided procedures he is using to treat these tumors, and the incredible
nonsurgical options that are on the horizon. “New technologies like these will allow for noninvasive treatment to
eliminate cancerous tumors in the not-too-distant future,” says Dr. Tomkovich. “With these groundbreaking tech-
niques and therapies, we will be able to find and treat breast cancers in their earliest stages and save more lives.”
The Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center offers comprehensive and advanced diagnosis and treatment
from talented health care professionals. These primary care physicians, leading cancer specialists and compas-
sionate nurse navigators work together to provide patients with a unified support system close to home.
855-411-CANCER • centrastatecancercenter.com
Kenneth Tomkovich, MD.
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