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We’re Here for You Every Step of the Way: One person’s cancer experience in his own words

When patients come to The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, they need more than just medical treatment – they need support, resources, and guidance to help them through a challenging journey. Here, the patient is at the center of everything we do. From prevention to treatment and recovery, we’re here for you every step of the way, providing the care and support you need to ease your cancer journey and ensure you receive the best care possible.

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Posted 7/2/2024

Assessing Your Cancer Risk with Genetic Testing

Genetic testing – looking back

The first genetic test for cancer became available in 1996. That test, the BRCA 1/2 test, looked for mutations in the two genes most commonly affected in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer — the breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer 2 (BRCA2) genes. Since then, many more cancer genes have been identified, and tests developed to look for mutations.

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Posted 8/3/2023

Spotlight on: Radiation Therapists

When undergoing radiation treatments at The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, you will meet Leever’s Radiation Therapists, who administer the doses of radiation prescribed to patients.

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Posted 1/31/2023

Spotlight on: HLRCC Front Office Staff

When people walk through the front door of the Leever Cancer Center, they are often not feeling their best. They might be feeling ill or weak from treatments or be confused about where to go. That’s why our valuable front office staff is so important.

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Posted 11/11/2022

Celebrating Twenty Years of Hope and Healing

When The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center opened in 2002, its mission was to create a healing environment for the care of people with cancer, keeping patients and families at the center of every interaction.

We are proud to say that for 20 years we have been fulfilling that goal, providing the most advanced therapies to our patients and continuously seeking out and offering innovations in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and support.

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Posted 7/15/2022

Spotlight on: Radiation Oncology Nurses

We are pleased to welcome Samantha Conway and Erin Gregoire to our Radiation Oncology staff. We asked both nurses some questions to help us get to know them better. We’re sharing it with you, so you can learn more about them too!

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Posted 4/8/2022

Carrying on Through COVID-19: Multidisciplinary Conferences at the Leever Cancer Center

As you know, COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our lives — from increased hand washing and mask wearing to restrictions on gatherings with friends and family. There have been many changes at the Leever Center too. We have had to cancel all in-person support groups and events, follow guidelines for screening and safety, and change our cleaning and sanitizing protocols for everyone’s safety. One important aspect of patient care that has continued without interruption is our multidisciplinary conferences.

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Posted 10/22/2021

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