The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center

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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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Creating a Nutritional Arsenal of Superfoods in Your Kitchen

Many people diagnosed with cancer are besieged with “free advice” from wellmeaning friends and family who offer suggestions on foods to eat or avoid that may prevent their cancer from growing or coming back. There are dozens of diets and thousands of supplements being promoted that often lack the clinical evidence to back up their grandiose claims, but with the vast amounts of information on the internet, people are confused and overwhelmed.

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by Karen Sabbath, MS, RD, CSO  |    |  Comments 

Spotlight On Our PET/CT Program

Our PET/CT program is just one of the many tools Leever uses in  our fight against cancer. We talked with HLRCC PET/CT Lead Tech Christina Kidulas for more information on how PET/CT scans work and what patients can expect.

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Food for thought: Making the most of what you eat

We’ve all seen ads for “miracle” supplements that supposedly prevent or cure cancer or for special foods and/or diets that make tumors “melt away.” Many times, these claims are not based on sound clinical evidence, and people can end up spending a lot of money, with disappointing results. We don’t know why many cancers originate or develop, or why cure rates vary. Does that mean you should throw up your hands and give up, leaving all to chance and fate? Absolutely not! There is so much you can do!

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by Karen Sabbath, MS, RD, CSO  |    |  Comments