Cancer

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Cancer Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop
Cancer survivors who have completed treatments and their caregivers will learn how to address common survivorship problems, such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty. Our team of peer leaders will also discuss exercise tips, treatment decision-making, complementary therapies, effective communication tactics, nutrition and setting priorities. This free course, which is based on Stanford University’s chronic disease self-management model, meets two-and-a-half hours per week for six weeks.
Sponsor: Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition
For more information, dates and to register, please call 973-579-0370 x1233 or 908-387-9888.


Post-Treatment Cancer Support Group
Open to patients who have completed cancer treatment and their caregivers.
First Wednesday of every month; 10:00 to 11:30am or 5:30 to 7:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Center in the Joan Knechel Radiation Cancer Center Conference Room
Call 908-800-4308 to register.


Cancer Articles
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Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests.

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Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient's risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests.

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Genetic blood testing is showing potential as a means of catching some early stage cancers, researchers are reporting.

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A newer type of cancer treatment may offer the chance of longer survival, but the drugs could also trigger new side effects, such as vision problems.

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