Breast Cancer

Atlantic Health System is feeling a little blue, but not in a melancholy kind of way. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield just named us one of their Blue Distinction® Centers for Cancer Care, which recognizes quality in value-based care. The designation applies to all cancer types in various settings, including Morristown Medical Center and other Atlantic Health System hospitals, physician groups, cancer centers and accountable care organizations.
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Breast Cancer Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Queen’s Tea
The Chilton Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a proper English “Queen’s Tea” to benefit our Breast Center.
Fee: $40
Thursdays, October 4 and 11; Noon and 6:00pm
High SocieTea House, 20 Old Newark Pompton Turnpike, Wayne, NJ
For reservation information, call 973-831-5345.

Healthy Breasts for Life
Learn how to keep your breasts healthy through diet, exercise and mammograms. The normal changes to expect as you age will also be discussed.
Wednesday, October 31; 1:00pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 1st Floor Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information, or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

Cancer Support Group for Men and Women
Men and women who are newly diagnosed with cancer, in treatment or up to two years post treatment can learn more about their condition, while sharing information and encouragement with others.
Second Tuesday of every month, 1:30 to 3:00pm
Chilton Medical Center Collins Pavilion, 1st Floor Cancer Conference Room
97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5311.


Breast Cancer Articles
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The widely used chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) can be life-saving for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.

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For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests.

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For women who have their breast removed while fighting cancer, using their own tissue for breast reconstruction is better than implants, a new study suggests.

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When it comes to genetic testing for breast cancer patients, their surgeons wield great influence on that decision, new research shows.

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A new international review suggests that having more body fat may protect premenopausal women from developing some types of breast cancer.

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Using automated breast density measurements, Norwegian researchers were able to more precisely confirm that women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer.

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