1. Advanced Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  2. Audiology
  3. Autism
  4. Bariatric Surgery
  5. Behavioral Health
  6. Billing
  7. Blood Donation
  8. Branchburg Family Health Center
  9. Breast Care Program
  10. Bright Tomorrows Preschool and Child Care Center
  11. Briteside Adult Day Center
  12. Cancer Care
  13. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  14. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  15. Careers
  16. Center for Advanced Weight Loss
  17. Center for Bone and Joint Health
  18. Center for Healthy Aging
  19. Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management
  20. Central Jersey Regional Memory Center
  21. Child Development Center
  22. Cornerstone Family Practice
  23. County Line Family Practice
  24. CPR Training Center
  25. DaVinci Robotic Surgery
  26. Daycare
  27. Delaware Valley Family Health Center
  28. Developmental Pediatric Associates
  29. Diabetes
  30. Diabetes / Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management
  31. Diabetes and Endocrine Associates of Hunterdon
  32. Donate Blood
  33. Donate to Hunterdon Healthcare
  34. Early Intervention Program
  35. Emergency Department
  36. Employment
  37. Family Medicine
  38. Family Medicine Residency Program
  39. Geriatrics
  40. Hearing
  41. Hearing Aids
  42. Heart & Vascular Care
  43. Highlands Family Health Center
  44. Hip Replacement
  45. Home Health
  46. Hopewell Family Practice & Sports Medicine
  47. Hospice
  48. How to Make an Appointment
  49. Hunterdon Behavioral Health
  50. Hunterdon Center for Dermatology
  51. Hunterdon County Special Child Health Services Case Management Unit
  52. Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers
  53. Hunterdon Healthy Connections
  54. Hunterdon Infectious Disease Specialists
  55. Hunterdon Lifeline
  56. Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation
  57. Hunterdon Pediatric Associates
  58. Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program
  59. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center
  60. Hunterdon Regional Community Health
  61. Hunterdon Regional Pharmacy
  62. Hunterdon Urological Associates
  63. Hunterdon Women’s Imaging Center
  64. Hunterdon Wound Healing Center
  65. Infusion Services
  66. Integrative Medicine Program
  67. Internships
  68. Knee Replacement
  69. Laboratory Services
  70. Lifeline
  71. Mammography
  72. Maternity
  73. Medical Imaging
  74. Memory Center
  75. Neurodevelopmental Pediatricians
  76. Nursing Services
  77. Nutrition
  78. Pain Management
  79. Palliative Care
  80. Partnership for Health
  81. Pediatric Rehabilitation
  82. Pediatric Speech and Hearing Services
  83. Phillips Barber Family Health Center
  84. Physical & Occupational Therapy
  85. Physicians
  86. Primary Care
  87. Psychiatric Associates of Hunterdon
  88. Pulmonary Care
  89. Riverfield Family Health Center
  90. Sleep Disorders Centers
  91. Speech & Hearing
  92. The Child Development Center
  93. The Early Intervention Program
  94. Visiting Health and Supportive Services
  95. Volunteer Resources
  96. Weight Loss
  97. Wellness Centers
  98. Wound Healing
  99. X-ray
 

Prevention & Detection

Research has shown that some types of cancer are preventable, while others, if detected in early stages, are curable. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center staff and physicians are committed to educating the public on cancer prevention and early detection through educational offerings and cancer screenings.

 

Cancer Screenings

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: Through a grant from the Cancer Education Early Detection Program, free screening exams for breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer are available to individuals who are without adequate health insurance and who meet eligibility guidelines. The program is sponsored by Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center and funded through a grant awarded by the State of NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. Call 237-5409.

Cancer Prevention Education: As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of the community, our expert clinicians are available to speak to your group, business, school, synagogue, church or organization on a variety of cancer related topics. This free service is designed to educate the community on early detection, prevention research studies, and cancer screening programs. Educational programs also detail how individuals can make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing cancer, and can practice screening techniques and prevention. To arrange for a speaker to come to your meeting or event, please call  (908) 788 - 2546

Skin Cancer Screening: Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center offers annual skin cancer screenings and educational sessions. The program, usually held in May, offers screenings by a dermatologist who performs a skin exam to check individuals for early signs of skin cancer or suspicious moles. Anyone not under the care of a dermatologist or those who have never been examined for skin cancer are encouraged to attend. Educational sessions are offered to explain the risks of developing skin cancer and to give advice on prevention.

Oral Cancer Screening: Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center offers screening for oral cancer in April, during Dental Health Month. Individuals are offered an exam by an oral surgeon or otolaryngologist to look for signs of cancer of the mouth or lip. Education about oral cancer and its prevention is offered during the screening program.

Family Risk Assessment Program

Studies have shown that a predisposition to certain cancers may be inherited genetically. Breast, ovarian, colon, uterine, skin and prostate are some of the cancers that can be hereditary. Technological advances in genetics are revolutionizing the way medicine is practiced. Scientists are trying to understand these hereditary factors, or genes, that can influence the risk for cancer.

The Family Risk Assessment Program (FRAP) at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center is a program designed to help individuals with a family history of certain cancers understand hereditary factors that can influence their risk of cancer. This multi–disciplinary cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling program is open to individuals with a family or personal history of cancer who are at least 20 years old.

The Family Risk Assessment Program includes:

  • Educational sessions about risk factors and familial patterns associated with cancer
  • A detailed evaluation of the family history
  • A description of screening tests and personalized screening recommendations
  • Instruction in self–examination
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetic testing as appropriate

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing, previously available only in research, is now available commercially. However, genetic testing is not for everyone. Through the FRAP program at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, participants learn if they are genetically "at risk" and if testing is appropriate or beneficial to them and family members. A specially trained counselor provides support and education on the benefits and risks of testing. The counselor remains available for discussion of treatment options and communication as participants consider testing and evaluate results. For more information call (908) 237-2330.