Cancer

You may have heard that when purchasing sunblock, you should look for one that offers both UVA and UVB protection, but what does that really mean? UVA are long rays and can penetrate the deep layers of our skin, leading to premature aging and wrinkles over time. UVB, on the other hand, are short rays and responsible for the burns we receive on the surface of our skin after a day in the sun. So, slather on the right sunblock and you’ll give yourself the greatest chance of keeping your skin healthy not only today, but also in the future. For more sun safety lessons, check out a recent episode of AtlantiCast >



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.

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.

Smoking Cessation Program
This free, six-week course will provide behavior modification strategies and coping skills to help tobacco users kick the habit. 
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ.
For more information and to register, call 973-831-5427.


Cancer Articles
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Liver cancer cases in several developed countries have doubled in the past 25 years, due to the continuing obesity epidemic and a spike in hepatitis infections, new research suggests.

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Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient's risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests.

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Genetic blood testing is showing potential as a means of catching some early stage cancers, researchers are reporting.

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A newer type of cancer treatment may offer the chance of longer survival, but the drugs could also trigger new side effects, such as vision problems.

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