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