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8 Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma

Cancer can affect any part of your body, including your blood. Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that’s not easy to treat. Keep reading to learn some of the common symptoms of multiple myeloma that help you catch the disease early on.

Aug 1st, 2022
Understanding the Different Types of Immunotherapy

If you have cancer and are looking into immunotherapy, there’s a lot to take in. With so many forms available, it’s important you understand how each one works. Keep reading to learn more about how the different forms of immunotherapy fight cancer.

Jul 1st, 2022
Preparing for Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the main treatments for many forms of cancer. If you’re just starting out, understanding how to prepare for this treatment is vital to your comfort and success. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for chemotherapy.

Jun 1st, 2022
The Benefits of Joining a Clinical Trial

Cancer is scary, especially when you’ve exhausted treatment options. However, joining a clinical trial offers you new treatment options, and provides important research. Keep reading to learn all of the benefits of being a part of a clinical trial.

Apr 1st, 2022
The Four Phases of Clinical Trials

When you have cancer, clinical trials are a way to try out the newest treatments. However, these treatments go through rigorous testing to make sure they’re safe. Keep reading to learn more about the different phases of clinical trials.

Mar 1st, 2022
How Poor Oral Hygiene Can Cause Head and Neck Cancers

Did you ever think that brushing your teeth could help you prevent cancer? The truth is, bad oral hygiene can increase your risk of oral and neck cancers. Keep reading to learn how head and neck cancers can be brought on by bad oral health.

Feb 1st, 2022
Understanding Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Have you ever tried to give blood and were told you were iron-deficient? If so, you were likely suffering from a type of anemia. Keep reading to learn more about iron-deficiency anemia and how you can get it under control.

Jan 1st, 2022
The Link Between Moles and Melanoma

Moles aren’t an uncommon skin condition — but in some cases, they can be dangerous. These normal areas on your skin can become abnormal, and in some cases, lead to cancer. Keep reading to learn how moles and melanoma are linked.

Dec 1st, 2021
Is it Thalassemia?

Have you ever been told you’re anemic? You may feel fatigued, weak, and even short of breath. While these are all signs of anemia, they could also be symptoms of another condition. Keep reading to learn if your symptoms point to thalassemia.

Nov 1st, 2021
3 Stages of Our Scalp Cooling Treatment

When you undergo chemotherapy, you end up losing all of your hair, right? Not necessarily anymore because of a new technology. Read on to learn how scalp cooling treatment works to preserve your precious locks.

Oct 1st, 2021
Understanding Immunotherapy

Cancer is an ugly disease that takes years out of your life. Chemotherapy and radiation are some of the best-known cancer treatments, but what about immunotherapy? Keep reading to learn more about how immunotherapy could help you.

Sep 1st, 2021
6 Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancer

Cancer is scary, especially when it affects your head or neck. But with the proper knowledge, you can significantly reduce your risk. Keep reading to find out if you're at risk for this type of cancer.

Aug 1st, 2021
Should You Join a Clinical Trial?

Cancer is a scary disease with a variety of treatment modalities. When you’re faced with very few options, a clinical trial could be your best bet at staying alive. Keep reading to learn more about when you should consider a clinical trial.

Jul 14th, 2021
You've Been Diagnosed with Cancer. Now What?

Are you ever prepared for a cancer diagnosis? Probably not, and it can be extremely scary for you and your loved ones. Keep reading to learn what to do after you're told you have cancer.

Jun 24th, 2021
Are There Risk Factors for Anemia?

Have you ever given blood and been told you’re anemic? Although this disorder is common, it’s scary to be labeled with something you don’t know much about. Keep reading to learn what puts you at risk for this condition.

May 24th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Hemophilia

Does someone in your family have a blood disorder like hemophilia? If so, you might be worried that you’ll also suffer the same fate. Keep reading to learn more about the truth behind hemophilia and what to expect from this disorder.

Apr 18th, 2021
How Can Immunotherapy Help Me?

When you have cancer, the treatments can be brutal — and they don’t always get rid of the cancer completely. Have you ever wondered what else is out there that can help? Keep reading to learn more about how immunotherapy can help you fight off cancer.

Feb 10th, 2021
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
Come join us for this special event:

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