Prevention & Early 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.

Family Medicine (Primary Care)

Your family medicine physician is specifically trained to be your first point of entry into the healthcare system and will be your advocate in coordinating your ongoing health care. You and your family medicine physician will work — as a team — to meet your medical, physical and emotional healthcare needs.

Your family medicine physician provides comprehensive health care, routinely monitors your overall health and partners with you to make healthcare decisions. If changes to your medical condition indicate a cancer diagnosis or that you require the care of a specialist, your physician will make recommendations and coordinate your care. We encourage you to communicate regularly with your family medicine physician.

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Cancer Screenings

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) 237-6028.

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 and 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.