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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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Should COVID-19 Put Your Screening and Treatment Plans on Hold?

“Fear of contracting the coronavirus in health care settings has dissuaded people  from screening, diagnosis, and treatment,” Norman E. Sharpless, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute, wrote in Science magazine. “In general, the earlier one receives cancer treatment, the better the results. Cancers being missed now will  still come to light eventually, but at a later stage and with worse prognoses.” 

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Posted 2/24/2021

Chocolate: Health or Hype?


Chocolate is one of America’s favorite foods and is often associated with love, comfort, and well-being. In fact, every year, Americans consume about eight billion pounds (11 pounds per person) and spend over $22 billion on chocolate. Halloween and Valentine’s Day are all about chocolate.

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Posted 2/9/2021

What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, with an estimated 228,820 new cases diagnosed in 2020 according to the American Cancer Society. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, or if you want to learn about lung cancer screenings and how to prevent or treat lung cancer, here’s what you need to know.

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Posted 11/25/2020