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Posted on: October 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Cancer- What You Should Know educational program

Cancer Basics

Date- October 21, 2021
Time 1 - 2 pm

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in NJ and the US. One in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer during their lifetimes. It is the leading cause of death among persons 45-79 years of age as well as the leading rate of death among Hispanics and Asians in NJ. Hunterdon and Mercer are highly burdened by lung, prostate, breast and colorectal cancers. Prevention and early detection can have the greatest effect on reducing the burden of cancer. More than 40% of newly diagnosed cancers in the United States are potentially avoidable.

Learn more about cancer prevalence in New Jersey, how cancer develops, how screening can save your life, risk factors and when to be concerned.  Speakers will address: “Cancer Landscape in New Jersey” and “Cancer 101 - What You Need to Know.”

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