Breast Cancer

Don’t let menopause, osteoporosis and other conditions common to aging women slow you down. Atlantic Health System Women’s Health created wellness recommendations that address the unique needs of women in their 40s, 50s and 60s that can help you keep up with your kids or grandkids and make the most of your retirement. We cover all the preventative screenings necessary for your age, questions to ask your doctor and lifestyle changes that improve physical and mental health. Learn more >

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.”
New Vitality: Hatha Yoga for Cancer Survivors
Reduce stress, strengthen your body, boost your immune system and minimize physical
discomfort during cancer treatment.
Saturdays; 9:45 to 10:45am
Chilton Medical Center, Collins Pavilion, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For information and to register, call 973-831-5311.
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.

Breast Cancer Articles
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Dual-Drug Therapy May Boost Odds Against a Tough Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- There's good news for women battling a particularly difficult form of advanced breast cancer.

In a new study of patients with so-called "hormone receptor-positive" breast cancer that's spread beyond the breast, women who received a combo of two anti-estrogen drugs right away lived many months more than those who got just one drug, the researchers found.

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High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' Survival

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Even when women have health insurance, high deductibles may delay them from having breast cancer diagnosed and treated, researchers say.

In a study of more than 3 million U.S. women with health insurance, the researchers found that those in plans with high deductibles waited several months more for a breast cancer diagnosis or treatment, versus women in low-deductible plans.

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