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