Living with Cancer
Cancer can sometimes be a chronic disease that requires treatment for many months or years. But living with cancer does not mean it has to interfere with life’s big and little pleasures.
At Hunterdon Healthcare, we have resources to help patients manage the effects of cancer and cancer treatment. If you or your loved one is struggling with physical, psychosocial, emotional or spiritual problems, talk to your healthcare provider. There are often things that can be done to reduce your burden and improve the quality of your life. Don’t suffer in silence.
Living with Cancer Resources
- Hunterdon Behavioral Health provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults who experience:
- mental illness
- drug or alcohol addiction
- family crises
- difficulties in their work or school environment
- anxiety disorders
- attention disorders
- sleep disorders
- eating disorders
- emotional and behavioral issue
- peer pressure
- For more information call (866) 424-2060.
- You can also contact our 24-hour Crisis Hotline at (908) 788-6400.
- A dedicated cardio-oncology clinic allows cancer patients and survivors to be screened and, when needed, treated for specific cardiac diseases associated with their cancer and/or treatment. Using state-of-the-art 3-D technology, specially trained cardiologists can prevent, reduce, and possibly even reverse the cardiac damage. For more information call 908-788-1710.
Family Risk Assessment Program (Genetics)
- A Family Risk Assessment Program (FRAP) evaluation could benefit patients if they or anyone in their family has been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 50.
- Patients with concerns that cancer “runs in their family” or any other concerns related to genetics can call FRAP at (908) 788-2535.
- The Central Jersey Regional Memory Center at Hunterdon Healthcare provides consultative evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and support to individuals with memory concerns. For more information, call (908) 788-6373.
- Our oncology-certified dietitian can work with patients to assess their nutritional needs and develop a diet to meet those needs during and after treatment. For more information call (908) 237-5496.
- The Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management is committed to providing quality nutrition education and counseling services to people in our community. Individual nutrition counseling is provided by registered dietitians on an outpatient basis for disease-related nutrition issues. For more information call (908) 237-6920.
- Specially trained physical and occupational therapists in our Oncology Rehabilitation Center are available to develop a therapeutic exercise program to address the physical and emotional side effects patients may experience at any time along the cancer continuum related to their diagnosis and/or treatment, including pain, fatigue, weakness, swelling, lymphedema and limited range of motion. For more information, please call (908) 237-6040.
- The Center for Advanced Pain Management offers patients a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain using a variety of interventional and medical treatments as well as physical and complementary therapies. For more information call (908) 788-6410.
- Palliative care provides relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness, no matter what the diagnosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment. The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family. For more information call (908) 237-7018.
- The Center for Pelvic Health offers a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and the diagnosis and treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders in men and women. For more information call (908) 237-5462.