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  17. Center for Bone and Joint Health
  18. Center for Endocrine Health
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  31. Diabetes
  32. Diabetes / Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management
  33. Diabetes and Endocrine Associates of Hunterdon
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  50. How to Make an Appointment
  51. Hunterdon Behavioral Health
  52. Hunterdon Center for Dermatology
  53. Hunterdon County Special Child Health Services Case Management Unit
  54. Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers
  55. Hunterdon Healthy Connections
  56. Hunterdon Infectious Disease Specialists
  57. Hunterdon Internal Medicine Associates
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  59. Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation
  60. Hunterdon Pediatric Associates
  61. Hunterdon Reflux and Motility Center
  62. Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program
  63. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center
  64. Hunterdon Regional Community Health
  65. Hunterdon Regional Pharmacy
  66. Hunterdon Urological Associates
  67. Hunterdon Women’s Imaging Center
  68. Hunterdon Wound Healing Center
  69. Infusion Services
  70. Integrative Medicine Program
  71. Internships
  72. Knee Replacement
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  74. Lifeline
  75. Mammography
  76. Maternity
  77. Medical Imaging
  78. Memory Center
  79. Neurodevelopmental Pediatricians
  80. Nursing Services
  81. Nutrition
  82. Pain Management
  83. Palliative Care
  84. Partnership for Health
  85. Pediatric Rehabilitation
  86. Pediatric Speech and Hearing Services
  87. Phillips Barber Family Health Center
  88. Physical & Occupational Therapy
  89. Physicians
  90. Primary Care
  91. Psychiatric Associates of Hunterdon
  92. Pulmonary Care
  93. Reflux
  94. Riverfield Family Health Center
  95. Sleep Disorders Centers
  96. Speech & Hearing
  97. The Child Development Center
  98. The Early Intervention Program
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  100. Visiting Health and Supportive Services
  101. Volunteer Resources
  102. Weight Loss
  103. Wellness Centers
  104. Wound Healing
  105. X-ray
  106. Yesterday's Treasures
 

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(908) 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.