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.

For additional information and resources, we encourage you to signup for our email communications that include our AWARE newsletter.

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.

Continue Reading

Posted 11/25/2020

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

Posted 9/13/2019