Breast Cancer

A simple question might be all it takes to save someone’s life. Atlantic Health System is once again encouraging everyone to ask the women they care about to schedule their annual screening mammogram. Or, if you’re a woman 40 and older, take the initiative and do it for yourself. New for this year is the ability to conveniently book an appointment online without a prescription from a provider. Early detection is the #1 tool in the fight against breast cancer, so schedule a mammogram now >




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. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

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 Wednesday 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.


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New DNA Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 -- Could the DNA from a patient's breast tumor help doctors spot whether stray cancer cells are still in her blood?

That's what a small, new study suggests is possible. If the findings are replicated in a larger study, such a test might help determine whether a treatment is working or not. It also has the potential to reduce unnecessary additional treatments for breast cancer.

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