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

Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program

For more information on our Breast Care Program click Here

Like many people, you are concerned, you are concerned about your breast health, and how your wellness affects your family, loved ones and friends. We share your concern, that´s why Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program (HRBCP) combines a comfortable, supportive environment with first–rate, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment resources… all conveniently close to home. The HRBCP is accredited by the American College of Radiology as a nationally-approved Mammography and Ultrasound Center. We are a member of the National Consortium of Breast Centers.More recently The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the only national accreditation program specifically for breast disease, awarded Hunterdon Medical Center’s Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program Three-Year Full Accreditation.  The NAPBC is a consortium of national and professional organizations dedicated to quality of care and the improvement of outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast.  

National Recognition for Breast Care

At HRBCP, we take a coordinated approach to breast care, for both well care and cancer care. A highly skilled team of breast specialists from different medical disciplines provides diagnostic testing, treatment, surgery, psychosocial support, education and rehabilitation. This team also collaborates with family practice physicians, gynecologists, radiologists, oncology specialists, plastic surgeons, pathologists and counselors to ensure that the care you receive is the most comprehensive it can be.

For anyone diagnosed with breast cancer,  Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center is a full-time care partner, providing surgery, reconstruction alternatives, radiation and chemotherapy, support and counseling every step of the way.

The moment anyone enters the HRBCP – whether for education, screenings, diagnosis or treatment – they are under the care of experienced and qualified breast health professionals. What sets us apart? We combine this level of professional excellence with a true compassion for the patients we serve. HRBCP cares for all of you! A dedicated nurse coordinator experienced in breast health is your direct connection to the many services you may use; she will coordinate your appointments and keep you apprised of your progress.

Here is a list of the services available to our patients:

We´re here to help! Call us to find out more about Hunterdon Regional Breast Cancer Program. 855-202-1377.

Request a brochure about Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program

 

Services specifically designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer include:

  • Surgery including sentinel lymph node dissection
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Outpatient chemotherapy suite
  • Outpatient radiation treatment services
  • Psychosocial counseling and rehabilitative services
  • Clinical research
  • Breast cancer support groups
  • Lymphedema program
  • Dietary consultation

 

If you require surgery

Care is coordinated with one of the board-certified surgical specialists at the Medical Center. With early detection, most women are candidates for a lumpectomy, where the surgeon removes only the lump and a margin of tissue around it, sparing the breast.

Catherine Gleason, M.D.

Dr. Gleason

 

Catherine Gleason, M.D., is a board certified surgeon specializing in breast surgery. Dr. Gleason received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi. She completed her residency at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Gleason is the Medical Director for the Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program at Hunterdon Medical Center. She works closely with the Hunterdon Women’s Imaging Center to support their patient needs.

Dedicated Nurse Coordinator

A full-time, dedicated Nurse Coordinator experienced in breast health issues remains in contact with you, keeping you informed about test results. She serves as liaison if further treatment and evaluation are necessary coordinating appointments in an expeditious manner. She is there to hold your hand every step of the way.

 

Digital Mammography Services

A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breast. It can detect a breast lump nearly two years before it can be felt. A routine mammogram is the main reason most women visit the Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program. Screening mammograms evaluate breast health in women with no symptoms, and are used for those who seek routine breast evaluation. Diagnostic mammograms are used to diagnose breast disease in women with symptoms of a breast problem: dimpling, or a change in texture of the skin of the breast, a lump, or discharge from the nipple. 

 

Ultrasound

The majority of lumps and abnormalities turn out to be benign, not cancerous. A way to determine if a lump is a benign cyst is to perform another imaging procedure called an ultrasound. Ultrasound works by sending high frequency sound waves into the breast. These sound waves produce a pattern of echoes that are changed into an image of the inside of the breast. Ultrasound is painless and can distinguish between tumors that are solid and those that are filled with fluid (cysts). It can also help radiologists evaluate lumps that can be felt but cannot be easily seen on a mammogram.

 

Stereotactic Biopsy

In this procedure, a computer-guided needle pinpoints a lump precisely, allowing removal of only the tissue needed for examination. A stereotactic biopsy is performed under local anesthesia, and usually takes between 30 minutes and one hour. Results of the relatively simple outpatient procedure are generally available within one working day.

 

Sentinel node biopsy

A procedure performed at the Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program that determines whether any cancer cells are present in axillary (underarm area) lymph nodes is the sentinel node biopsy. The aim of the sentinel node biopsy is to identify the node that receives lymph drainage directly from the cancer area in the breast. This "node on watch" is identified when a tracer substance is injected into the area around the breast cancer, and the lymph flow carries it to the sentinel node. A small biopsy is then done on that node using local anesthesia. Only if the sentinel node is positive is more surgery required to remove that node and other lymph nodes tested.

 

For Your Breast Health

Become familiar with your breasts by routinely checking them for signs and symptoms of disease. The Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program follows these guidelines recommended by the American Cancer Society:

Monthly breast self-exams: All women should perform monthly breast self-exams starting at age 20. It should be done a few days after the last day of your period. If you don't have periods any more, do your exam on the same day each month. Look for lumps, thickenings, nipple discharges, skin changes or any other signs of change.

Clinical breast exams: You should have a physician examine your breasts every three years if you are between the ages of 20 and 40, and every year after you are 40.

Mammograms: All women 40 and older should have a mammogram every year for the rest of their life. If there is a history of breast cancer in your immediate family (such as a mother, aunt, or sister), you may begin having mammograms as early as 35. If you feel you are at increased risk for breast cancer, talk to your physician about when you should begin having mammograms.

For questions concerning the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease - or to schedule an appointment - call Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program at 855-202-1377.