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5 Steps that Can Reduce Your Risk for Colon Cancer

Cancer is a scary term, no matter what kind you're talking about. But even if it creeps up on you with only mild symptoms, there are ways to decrease your risk. Read on to learn more about protecting yourself against colon cancer.

Jan 15th, 2021
Understanding the ABC's of Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, which is why it’s smart to know the signs that show on your skin. Learn the ABCs (and DEs) of melanoma so you can seek early treatment and help prevent this skin cancer from spreading.

Dec 16th, 2020
I Have Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Now What?

If you were recently diagnosed with breast cancer, your head may be swimming and swirling with questions, that all boil down to this: What’s next? The breast cancer care professionals at Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, a part of the...

May 27th, 2020
HHO Launches Telehealth for Patients

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this unprecedented time. While we maintain our commitment and dedication to patients and caregivers, we also continue our efforts to optimize the health and safety of our staff, providers...

Mar 30th, 2020
Hunterdon Hematology Oncology COVID-19 Screening Policy

We ask that you let us know prior to your appointment if you or a family member are you or a family member are exhibiting or experiencing signs associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus) in which case we may ask that you seek medical attention from...

Mar 26th, 2020
Complications of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is a condition where the blood has an insufficient number of red blood cells; it occurs when there is not enough iron in the body to produce them. The body uses iron to make hemoglobin, which is the primary carrier of oxygen...

Mar 11th, 2020
What is Iron Deficiency Anemia?

Iron serves several very important functions in the human body. First and foremost, it is critical in the production of hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the entire body. Second, iron is important in the maintenance...

Jan 15th, 2020
How to Choose a Cancer Center

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your head may be spinning with questions such as: How can I find out which cancer treatment center is best for my type of cancer? How can I locate the very best oncologist (cancer specialist) for my cancer diagnosis?

Oct 30th, 2019
The Link Between Estrogen and Lung Cancer

There are some unusual and interesting differences between men and women when it comes to the phenomenon of lung cancer. Not that cancer is interesting. It’s not. It’s disconcerting, to say the least.

Oct 16th, 2019
Which Cancers are Most Survivable and Why?

At one time in the not-so-distant past, a cancer diagnosis was something close to a death sentence. That is far, far less true these days. As our understanding of the wide variety of cancers grows, and the spectrum of treatment options widens, a cancer...

Aug 28th, 2019
Prostate Cancer Testing, All about the PSA Test

PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen; it is a protein produced by the prostate gland. It is produced both by normal as well as malignant prostate gland cells. The PSA test is a blood test which measures the amount or level of PSA in a man’s blood.

Jul 31st, 2019
Immunotherapy Side Effects and What to Know

You may have heard of immunotherapy, and at least understand that it represents a huge advancement in the treatment of cancer. You may also know that, in broad terms, immunotherapy works by helping the patient’s own immune system work more effectively...

Jul 17th, 2019
Cancer Myths Demystified

Over many decades our understanding of how cancer starts and spreads has steadily improved. However, many myths and misconceptions about cancer remain and can be widespread.

May 29th, 2019
New Jersey Monthly: Jersey Choice Top Doctors 2017

Providing the highest-quality cancer care in a compassionate manner is a top priority of Dr. Myron Bednar. Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, he actively participates in cancer research trials and is committed...

May 21st, 2019
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Raising Awareness: Targeting Multiple Myeloma. A Discussion for Patients and Caregivers. Raising Awareness: Targeting Multiple Myeloma. A Discussion for Patients and Caregivers August 30, 2018 at 6pm (Thursday) Hunterdon Medical…

May 21st, 2019
Cancer Immunotherapy — Part 1: The Basics

Cancer immunotherapy uses the immune system or the body’s defense system to fight cancer. Before learning more about immunotherapy, you may want to read a quick overview of how the immune system works.

Apr 2nd, 2019
Types of Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society predicts that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Although much less common, they predict that in 2019, 2,670 new invasive breast cancer cases will be diagnosed in men.

Mar 7th, 2019
What About Breast Cancer in Men

When we think of breast cancer, the prevailing thought is that it only applies to women. This, however, is not true. Men also experience breast cancer, even though it is much less common with only approximately 1% of all breast cancers occurring in men.

Feb 26th, 2019
How Yoga Can Help Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer remains the number-one most common type of cancer diagnosed among women. In the United States, about one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.

Jan 28th, 2019
Why You Shouldn’t Wear Deodorant When Getting a Mammogram

A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself and your breasts. Women trust Hunterdon Hematology Oncology as part of the Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program (HRBCP) with regular mammograms and their overall breast health.

Jan 10th, 2019
Lung cancer treatment using …

Lung cancer treatment using patients’ immune system shows promise. By Martta Kelly | Special to The Star-Ledger Lung cancer patient Daria Shepherd smiles as she looks at her daughter, Paige,…

Jan 3rd, 2015