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September 1, 2023 Events

Making Informed Decisions: Join Dr. Varun Doddapaneni for ‘Oncology Focused Advance Care Planning’ at Hunterdon Hematology Oncology

Are you an active cancer patient, cancer survivor, caregiver, family member, or friend seeking guidance on advance care planning? Hunterdon Hematology Oncology and Hunterdon Health would like to invite you to “Oncology Focused Advance Care Planning,” our upcoming community support event hosted by Dr. Varun Doddapaneni, the Medical Director of the Hunterdon Palliative Care & Center for Health Aging.

As a leading medical practice specializing in comprehensive cancer care, we understand the importance of discussing healthcare decisions and planning for the journey ahead. The event will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 6:00 PM at the Hunterdon Medical Center Auditorium located at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

During the event, Dr. Varun Doddapaneni will share valuable insights on how to initiate and navigate conversations about healthcare decisions, which can provide both guidance and peace of mind for patients and their loved ones. Attendees will learn about the various aspects of advanced care planning, including legal documents, treatment preferences, and end-of-life care options. The event will provide a safe and supportive space for attendees to ask questions, share concerns, and gain valuable knowledge to make decisions that align with their healthcare preferences.

In addition to the educational content, the event will be held in the spacious Hunterdon Medical Center Auditorium, ensuring adequate physical distancing. As the safety and well-being of our attendees are our top priority, wearing face masks is highly recommended.

This event provides an opportunity to learn from a leading expert in the field and connect with other individuals who may be facing similar challenges. Whether you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, have completed treatment, or are a caregiver or family member supporting a loved one, this event is open to all. Registration is recommended and can be submitted by emailing info@hhocancer.com.

At Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support to our patients and their families. We believe that advance care planning is a crucial aspect of cancer care, and we are dedicated to empowering our community with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed healthcare decisions.

Together, let’s take proactive steps towards advanced care planning to ensure that you and your loved ones have the knowledge and tools to make the best decisions about your healthcare. We hope to see you there!



August 1, 2023 Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hunterdon Hematology Oncology and Hunterdon Health Present “Oncology Focused Advance Care Planning” with Dr. Varun Doddapaneni, Medical Director of Hunterdon Palliative Care & Center for Health Aging

Flemington, NJ – Hunterdon Hematology Oncology and Hunterdon Health are pleased to announce an educational community event, “Oncology Focused Advance Care Planning,” hosted by Dr. Varun Doddapaneni, the Medical Director of Hunterdon Palliative Care & Center for Health Aging. The event will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Hunterdon Medical Center Auditorium, located at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

The event will provide an opportunity for active cancer patients, cancer survivors, caregivers, family, and friends to come together for an informative discussion on advance care planning specifically tailored to the oncology population. The presentation will focus on the importance of discussing healthcare decisions, and how such conversations can provide both guidance and peace of mind for patients and their loved ones. Dr. Varun Doddapaneni, a renowned expert in palliative care and advance care planning, will share valuable insights and practical tips on how to have these crucial conversations.

“We understand that discussing healthcare decisions can be challenging, especially for those facing cancer, and we are excited to provide this educational opportunity to our community,” said Dr. Varun Doddapaneni. “Our goal is to offer resources and support to empower patients and their families to proactively plan for their future healthcare needs, ensuring that their wishes are respected and honored. This is an essential part of providing comprehensive oncology care.”

The event is open to the public, and registration is encouraged. To register, please email info@hhocancer.com.

The event will be held in the Hunterdon Medical Center Auditorium, a spacious and comfortable venue that allows for adequate physical distancing. As the safety and well-being of attendees are a top priority, wearing face masks is highly recommended. 

About Hunterdon Hematology Oncology

Hunterdon Hematology Oncology is a community oncology practice providing compassionate and comprehensive care to patients with cancer and blood disorders. Our team of experienced physicians, nurses, and staff are committed to providing personalized care to each and every patient, utilizing the latest treatments and therapies to ensure the best possible outcomes. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of various cancers and blood disorders, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer, among others.

At Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and our team is dedicated to supporting our patients through every step of their journey. We strive to provide a supportive and caring environment where patients and their families can feel comfortable and confident in their care.

Our practice is located in Flemington, New Jersey, and is affiliated with the Hunterdon Medical Center, a nationally recognized hospital that provides a range of medical services to the local community. We are proud to serve our community and to provide exceptional care to those in need.

For more information about Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, please visit our website at www.hhocancer.com.

Contact: Hunterdon Hematology Oncology
Phone: 1-908-237-1201
Email: info@hhocancer.com
Website: https://www.hhocancer.com/


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June 1, 2023 Events

Join Us for an Informative Evening: “Medicinal Marijuana Education for Cancer Patients”

At Hunterdon Hematology Oncology (HHO), we believe in empowering cancer patients with knowledge and providing them with comprehensive care. As part of our commitment to their well-being, we are excited to announce an upcoming community event that aims to shed light on the benefits of medicinal marijuana for the oncology population. We invite you to join us for an informative evening on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 6:00 PM, in the Hunterdon Medical Center Auditorium at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

Cancer patients and their support network face numerous challenges during their treatment journey. At times, traditional treatments may not address all their symptoms or side effects. This is where medicinal marijuana can play a significant role. It has shown promise in alleviating pain, reducing nausea and vomiting, stimulating appetite, and improving sleep quality.

Our “Medicinal Marijuana Education for Cancer Patients” event aims to provide a platform for individuals to learn about the advantages of incorporating medicinal marijuana into their cancer treatment. Whether you are an active oncology patient, a cancer survivor, a caregiver, a family member, a friend, or a healthcare provider, this event is open to all who wish to expand their understanding of this complementary therapy.

We are honored to have Nancy Scanlon, Pharm D., the Pharmacy Manager for Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, as our esteemed presenter. With her expertise and certification in Cannabis Healthcare & Medicine, she will lead an informative discussion on the potential benefits of medicinal marijuana for cancer patients. Nancy’s extensive knowledge and experience make her the ideal resource to address your questions and concerns.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with experts and learn more about the potential benefits of medicinal marijuana. To ensure your attendance, we encourage you to register in advance by emailing info@hhocancer.com. We look forward to seeing you on June 8th, as we come together to support and empower our community!

To stay updated on our services and future events, visit our homepage at www.hhocancer.com.


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May 26, 2023 Announcements

Hunterdon Hematology Oncology Expands to Hawk PointeBringing Comprehensive Cancer Care Closer to You!

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with the residents of Washington and the surrounding areas – Hunterdon Hematology Oncology (HHO) is expanding to your community! As a leading community oncology practice, we are committed to providing exceptional cancer care to patients in Hunterdon County and the surrounding areas, and we are bringing our services closer to your neighborhood.

Our new location at 6 Clubhouse Drive, Suite 201, Washington, NJ 07882, will be open on Fridays from 1pm to 5pm, and staffed by our experienced physicians, Dr. Megha Shah and Dr. Waqas Rehman. They are dedicated to delivering personalized and compassionate care to our patients, ready to serve the residents of Hawk Pointe and the surrounding community.

At HHO, we understand that receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our team of experienced and compassionate oncologists, including Dr. Megha Shah and Dr. Waqas Rehman, are committed to delivering the best possible care options to our patients. We offer a wide range of services, including diagnosis, treatment, and management of various types of cancers, utilizing the latest advancements in integrative oncology.

We understand the importance of convenient access to healthcare services, especially when it comes to cancer treatment. By expanding to Hawk Pointe, we aim to make it easier for residents in the area to receive the specialized care they need without having to travel far from their home. Our new location is easily accessible with ample parking, making it convenient for patients to visit us for consultations, follow-ups, and the management of various diagnoses. Whether you need a second opinion, ongoing cancer treatment, or supportive care, our team at Hunterdon Hematology Oncology is here to help.

Booking an appointment with Dr. Megha Shah or Dr. Waqas Rehman at our Hawk Pointe location is easy – simply call 1-908-237-1201. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling your appointment and answering any questions you may have.

As we prepare to start seeing patients in the Hawk Pointe area, we are filled with anticipation and excitement. We are committed to delivering the same level of excellence in care that our patients have come to expect from us, and we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of the residents in Washington and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to empower our patients with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about their cancer care.

We are honored to serve the Hawk Pointe community and look forward to being a trusted resource for oncology care. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to serving you and providing you with the exceptional cancer care you deserve.

To stay updated on the latest news and updates from Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, please follow us on social media.


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May 24, 2023 Events

Join Us in the Fight Against Cancer at Hunterdon County’s Relay for Life Event

At Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, we believe that by standing together, we can make a remarkable difference in the battle against cancer. That’s why we are thrilled to announce our participation in the upcoming Relay for Life event at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. This charity event, scheduled for June 2, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, is an incredible opportunity for our community to come together, raise funds, and support the fight against cancer. Join us as we unite in a powerful display of solidarity, hope, and determination.

Relay for Life is a global movement that brings communities together to take a stand against cancer. Through the generous contributions of funds, time, and awareness, the Relay for Life initiative has made a significant impact in the fight against this devastating disease. It is an event where survivors, caregivers, and supporters rally together to honor those who have battled cancer, remember those we have lost, and show our unwavering commitment to a future without cancer.

Participating in the Relay for Life event at Hunterdon Central is both rewarding and easy! Here’s how you can get involved:

Join Our Team:
We invite you to join the Hunterdon Hematology Oncology team, Pirates of the Cure-ibbean, and walk with us to combat cancer. By becoming a team member, you will contribute directly to the funds raised and show your support for cancer patients and survivors. Together, we can make a difference!

Raise Funds:
Help us raise vital funds for cancer research, patient support services, and educational programs. Reach out to your friends, family, and colleagues, sharing your commitment to the cause and asking for their support. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer to a world free from cancer.

Spread the Word:
Building awareness is crucial to the success of this event. Help us spread the word and engage more individuals in our cause. Share this blog post on your social media platforms, email it to your friends and family, and encourage them to join us in the fight against cancer. Together, we can create a ripple effect of change and make a lasting impact on our community.

Relay for Life, organized by the American Cancer Society, has a rich history of making a lasting impact in the fight against cancer. Through the funds raised, groundbreaking research is conducted, life-saving treatments are developed, and crucial patient support services are provided. With your participation in the Relay for Life event, you become an integral part of this collective effort to improve cancer outcomes and enhance the quality of life for those affected.

To learn more about the Relay for Life charity initiative and the American Cancer Society’s mission, visit cancer.org. Their website offers comprehensive information on ongoing research, support services, and various ways to get involved. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those facing cancer.

The Relay for Life event at Hunterdon Central Regional High School is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see our community come together in this incredible show of support. Let’s raise funds, share our stories, and honor the strength and resilience of those affected by cancer. Join the Hunterdon Hematology Oncology team and together, let’s make a powerful impact in the fight against cancer. We look forward to standing side by side with you at this remarkable event!


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May 12, 2023 Events

Celebrating the Resounding Success of the 2nd Annual “Sapphires & Sequins”: A Night of Elegance and Community Support

The curtains have closed, the music has faded, and the memories of an extraordinary evening linger on. The “Sapphires & Sequins” event, hosted by Hunterdon Health Auxiliary, was a resounding success that left a lasting impact on everyone in attendance. We celebrate the remarkable achievements of the night, shine a spotlight on the inspiring women of the Hunterdon Hematology Oncology team, and showcase their unwavering strength and support for the community.

These remarkable women were not only sponsors but active participants who demonstrated their unwavering dedication to the community they serve. The women of the HHO team embody strength in every sense of the word. They provide support to patients and their families, navigating the challenging journey of cancer with empathy and compassion. Their tireless efforts go beyond medical care; they become pillars of strength, offering emotional support and encouragement to those who need it most.

Through their sponsorship and attendance of “Sapphires & Sequins”, the HHO team showcased their commitment to enhancing healthcare services and raising awareness about the challenges faced by those in the community. Their presence served as a powerful reminder that together, we can make a difference.

The success of this night resonates far beyond the confines of a single event. The funds raised will enable the Hunterdon Health network to continue providing exceptional healthcare services to those in need. These resources will support vital initiatives, cutting-edge research, and programs that directly benefit the patients and families of Hunterdon County.

The event was a night to remember, where elegance met compassion, and strength embraced community support. We applaud the HHO team for their sponsorship and active participation. As we reflect on this successful event, let us remember the importance of unity, compassion, and collective action in making a difference. Together, we can create a brighter future for those in need, providing them with the support, strength, and hope they deserve.


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May 5, 2023 Events

Hunterdon Hematology Oncology Team Sponsors and Attends the 2nd Annual “Sapphires & Sequins” Event

We are thrilled to announce that the Hunterdon Hematology Oncology will be sponsoring and attending this year’s highly anticipated “Sapphires & Sequins” benefit. Hosted by the Hunterdon Health Auxiliary, the event promises an evening of elegance and glamour in support of a worthy cause. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 11, 2023, and join us at the breathtaking Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey.

As a leading provider of hematology and oncology services in the region, the Hunterdon Hematology Oncology team is proud to be a sponsor of this esteemed event. We are committed to supporting initiatives that promote healthcare advancements and enhance the well-being of individuals and families facing cancer.

Our team recognizes the importance of community involvement and the significant role it plays in raising awareness and funds for vital healthcare services. Through our sponsorship, we hope to contribute to the success of the Sapphires & Sequins benefit and help further the mission of the Hunterdon Health Auxiliary.

Why Attend?

The Sapphires & Sequins event is a premier fundraising event that aims to support the Hunterdon Health network in providing exceptional healthcare services to the community.

A Night of Elegance: The Sapphires & Sequins benefit promises to be an evening of glamour, sophistication, and breathtaking entertainment. Get ready to don your finest attire and enjoy an unforgettable night.

Support a Worthy Cause: By attending this event, you are actively contributing to the Hunterdon Health system’s ability to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community. Your support can make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families. This year, Sapphires & Sequins is being held to benefit Hunterdon Hospice and Hunterdon Behavioral Health, two vitally important programs which touch so many lives.

Networking Opportunities: The benefit offers a unique platform to connect with like-minded individuals, community leaders, and healthcare professionals. Take advantage of this networking opportunity to foster relationships and collaborate on future endeavors.

Live Auction and Entertainment: Prepare to be dazzled by a captivating live auction featuring exclusive items and experiences. The evening will also be complemented by live music, dancing, and an exquisite culinary experience.

By participating in this event, you are contributing to the advancement of healthcare services and making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families in the community. Let us come together and create a memorable evening that will have a lasting impact. See you there!

(Note: The information in this blog post is based on the details provided on the event page: https://www.hunterdonhealth.org/classes-events/hunterdon-health-auxiliary-sapphires-sequins)


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April 27, 2023 Announcements

Hunterdon Hematology Oncology is Expanding to Hawk Pointe in Washington, NJ

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with the residents of Washington and the surrounding areas – Hunterdon Hematology Oncology (HHO) is expanding to your community! As a leading community oncology practice, we are committed to providing exceptional cancer care to patients in Hunterdon County and the surrounding areas, and we are bringing our services closer to your neighborhood.

Our new location at 6 Clubhouse Drive, Suite 201, Washington, NJ 07882, will be opening in the near future and staffed by our experienced physicians, Dr. Megha Shah and Dr. Waqas Rehman. They are dedicated to delivering personalized and compassionate care to our patients, ready to serve the residents of Washington and the surrounding community.

As we prepare to start seeing patients in the Hawk Pointe area, we are filled with anticipation and excitement. We are committed to delivering the same level of excellence in care that our patients have come to expect from us, and we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of the residents in Washington and the surrounding communities.

To stay updated on the latest news and updates from Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, please follow us on social media.


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March 25, 2023 Events

‘Oncology Focused Psychosocial Support & Community Resources’ Event: Join Us for an Empowering Evening

Living with cancer, past or present, is a challenging and emotional experience. The physical and emotional burden that cancer brings is undeniable, and often requires more than just medical attention. It is vital to understand what support and community resources are available to help you manage the road ahead. That is why Hunterdon Hematology Oncology is proud to present ‘Oncology Focused Psychosocial Support & Community Resources’ with Christina Murphy, MSW, LCSW, our clinical social worker.

Join us on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Hunterdon Medical Center Auditorium located at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822, for an informative evening. This community event opens a forum to discuss the support programs and community resources available in Hunterdon County and the surrounding areas. During this event, we will provide insights and guidance to attendees to better understand the information, tools, and resources available to them and their loved ones while navigating their journey through cancer treatment. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions and get advice from the HHO team.

HHO presents Oncology Focused Psychosocial Support & Community Resources Event

The event is open to everyone, and we encourage patients, survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to attend. This is an excellent opportunity to learn in a group setting with other individuals facing similar circumstances. At Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, we understand the importance of supporting those who are living with cancer. Our aim is to empower the community, our patients and their families to make informed decisions and feel more confident in their journey.

To register for the event, please send an email to info@hhocancer.com. Remember to wear a face mask as it is mandatory for all attendees.

At Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, we are committed to helping you navigate your cancer journey, and we hope that this event will provide you with the support and resources that you need. Join us for this community event and learn more about the support that is available to you.


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January 14, 2023 Educational

10 Must-Know Facts About Cervical Cancer

This past year, an estimated 14,100 women in the United States were diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer, yet it is the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer in women between the ages of 35 and 44 worldwide.

Cervical cancer affects the cervix, and the most common cause is infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. Cervical cancer can often be found early, and sometimes even prevented, by having regular screening tests. If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.

As January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, here are the top 10 key facts and statistics you need to know about cervical cancer:

  1. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, with an estimated 570,000 new cases and 311,000 deaths in 2020.
  2. HPV is mainly transmitted through sexual contact and most people are infected with HPV shortly after the onset of sexual activity. More than 90% of them clear the infection eventually.
  3. Cervical cancer is more common in women who smoke, have multiple sexual partners, or have a weakened immune system.
  4. Women living with HIV are 6 times more likely to develop cervical cancer compared to women without HIV.
  5. Cervical cancer can be prevented through HPV vaccinations, practicing safe sex, quitting smoking, and getting regular cancer screenings, such as Pap tests or HPV tests.
  6. Currently available vaccines are intended to produce immunity to HPV types that cause about 90% of cervical cancers. Two main HPV types are responsible for nearly 50% of high grade cervical pre-cancers.
  7. Symptoms of cervical cancer may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain during sex, and abnormal discharge.
  8. Treatment options for cervical cancer may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.
  9. The 5-year survival rate for cervical cancer is 92% for cases detected at the earliest stage (stage 0 or stage 1). This drops to 57% for stage 2, 17% for stage 3, and 9% for stage 4.
  10. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women in many developing countries, but is much less common in developed countries due to widespread access to screening and vaccination. Cervical cancer disproportionately affects women of lower socio-economic status and those who lack access to healthcare.

At Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, we are a community oncology practice holding continuous education and information sharing as a top priority. WHO practices integrative oncology, using complementary techniques to improve quality of life and help our patients manage the journey through cancer treatment.

To find out more about cervical cancer, book a screening test, or arrange a consultation, call the HHO team in Flemington, New Jersey at 908-237-1201 or schedule an appointment online.




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