Cancer Care Support Programs
Support programs at the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center provide opportunities for cancer patients and their families to interact with other patients as well as health care professionals to exchange information and provide encouraging support. One such program is “Look Good, Feel Good” which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Programs in the Cancer Center are free for patients receiving treatment. For more information call 908.237.2337.
Good nutrition is one of the essential ingredients for maintaining good health during cancer treatment. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery all impact the normal functioning of the body in some way, and eating the right foods can enhance the immune response, and the body’s ability to heal and regain energy.
However, the side effects from medications and treatments, and the healing process after surgery can influence the patient’s appetite and digestive ability. It is therefore critical to choose foods that the body can tolerate while maximizing nutrition. Good nutrition can help the patients to heal more quickly, be less susceptible to side-effects, and keep their stamina throughout treatment.
Our board certified oncology dietitians specialize in the nutritional needs of cancer patients, and they can provide the information and tools the patients need in making the best food choices for their individual obstacles and goals. If you would like to consult with one of our dietitians to receive a detailed assessment and nutrition plan, please ask your doctor or any staff member.
Psychosocial Oncology Services
A cancer diagnosis can be a challenging and overwhelming event with many emotional and practical implications. At the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, a licensed clinical social worker is available to provide individual and family counseling, resources and education, and assistance in navigating your path from diagnosis through treatment and aftercare. For more information call 908.237.2337.
Whether you want to stay fit during your treatment, or need physical therapy after surgery to regain strength and mobility, physical and rehabilitative therapy as well as fitness programs are available within Hunterdon Medical Center and its satellite locations.
1783 Route 31N, Suite 103
Clinton, NJ 08809
Whitehouse Station Campus
537 Route 22 East
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Hunterdon Sports and Physical Therapy Center
222 Route 31N
Flemington, NJ 08822
Sandhill Road Physical Therapy
6 Sandhill Road Suite 101
Flemington, NJ 08822
Physical Therapy at Washington
140 Washington Blvd
Washington, NJ 07882
Within Hunterdon Medical Center the specialty of Lymphedema Therapy/Massage is also available through referral by your physician.
Many cancer patients find relief, support and renewal through the therapies offered by the Integrative Medicine Program. Acupuncture, medical massage therapy, Reiki, Healing Touch, and herbal medicine are offered at two convenient locations: Health Quest of Flemington and the Clinton Health and Wellness Center. Community Clinic Acupuncture is also available at the Clinton Health and Wellness Center and Hunterdon Family Medicine at Phillips-Barber in Lambertville.
Courses are also available on Meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Eating, Reiki, and more. Call 908.735.3988 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Partners In Healing
Partners In Healing is a group of cancer survivors who volunteer their time to spend time providing peer support to patients currently undergoing cancer treatment. No one is more knowledgeable about the process than someone who has gone through it, and sharing their experience gives a real and meaningful sense of encouragement and strength to a patient. The volunteers visit with the patients as they receive treatment in the Cancer Center, and also with patients who are being treated in Hunterdon Medical Center. If requested, they may also provide support via telephone. Patients may request a visit from a Partners In Healing volunteer through their doctor, or any other staff member at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. You can also call 908.788.2527.
The Palliative Care Department at Hunterdon Medical Center provides specialized care to patients living with a long term illness. Their doctors and nurse practitioners are experts in the management of symptoms such as pain, nausea, and shortness of breath. They also will address the emotional components of chronic illness such as depression and anxiety.
The Palliative Care team will coordinate with your physicians and any other treatments you are receiving. You may request a referral through your physician, or call 908.237.7018 for an appointment.
Resources for Cancer Survivors
Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center works in collaboration with the Cancer Support Community to offer survivorship programs that empower patients to move through recovery and regain their normal lives. The Cancer Support Community is located in Bedminster, NJ. For more information call 908.658.5400, or visit their website at cancersupportcnj.org.