The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center

Be Aware Leever Cancer Blog

At the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, we are privileged to provide the best community cancer care available for each patient.  Our blog serves as an extension of this care, offering community-based resources on a wide array of cancer-related healthcare topics.

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How to Wear A Mask

As the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center continues to follow Governor Lamont's executive order for  wearing masks in public places in the state of Connecticut, we wanted to share some guidelines for wearing a mask that we have adapted from our caregiver protocols.

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Posted 8/7/2020

Are Specialty Waters Worth the Price?

Americans spent $31 billion on bottled water in 2018, with the average American consuming 42 gallons. In fact, bottled water has become the country’s number one beverage, according to Consumer Reports. Most people think that bottled water is safer or healthier than tap (or municipal) water, but 64% of all bottled water sold in the United States is just filtered tap water.

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by Karen Sabbath, MS, RD, CSO  | 

Look Good, Feel Better Program at HLRCC

“Look Good, Feel Better offers women the opportunity to effectively mitigate some of the side effects — both physical and emotional — that can make cancer treatment especially difficult,” says Leever Operations Director Deborah Parkinson. “We’re proud to offer the program at no cost to our patients, who are always grateful for its profound impact on their lives.”

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Posted 10/16/2019

Get Screened! Leever Cancer Center Partners with Community Physicians to Serve the Community

Routine screenings are among the most important tools available to physicians and patients working to treat and prevent cancer.

“Screening can help doctors find and treat many forms of cancer early, before patients begin to experience symptoms,” explains Leever Radiation Oncologist Dr. Joseph Ravalese III. “Early detection is important because almost all cancers respond to treatment better in the earliest stages of the disease, when they have not spread to other parts of the body.”

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Posted 9/13/2019

Spotlight on Cancer Registrars: Amy Baldwin-Stephens and Sara Mercado

They say that knowledge is power — it equips us to predict, understand, prevent, and solve problems. Sourcing healthcare knowledge is critically important, especially when it comes to cancer, where it must be broad in scope, precise in detail, and backed by meticulous data. In Waterbury, that data is managed by highly trained cancer registrars working at the city’s two hospitals: Amy Baldwin-Stephens at Saint Mary’s Hospital and Sara Mercado at Waterbury Hospital.

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Posted 8/30/2019