Cancer

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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: Eating to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer
Learn how certain foods and eating habits can help prevent colon cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
Friday, March 8; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, 1st Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Colon Health Update
Learn about the symptoms of colorectal cancer and the latest screenings and treatments for it. A light, healthy breakfast and a free hemoccult kit to prescreen for the disease at home are included.
Wednesday, March 27; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, First Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
Presenter: Jonathon Stillman, MD
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Hatha Yoga for Cancer Patients
Reduce stress, strengthen your body, boost your immune system and minimize physical
discomfort during cancer treatment.
Saturdays; 9:00 to 10:00am
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 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.


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AI Beats Humans at Detecting Cervical Precancers

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- Many women in developing countries lack access to advanced screening for cervical cancer. But researchers say a new "AI" technique might help.

The technique relies on photos and computer artificial intelligence to identify changes that may lead to cervical cancer.

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