Though hospitals have been hampered by the COVID-19 crisis for the past year and a half, cancer doesn’t stop.

Locally, this community has expanded options, doctors, and cancer centers for treatment.

October is breast cancer awareness month. In our feature section, we chose to highight progress for all cancer treatment.

Cancer screenings are as necessary as ever, but they have dropped by as much as 96% during the pandemic and cancer diagnoses have dropped nearly 50%. This means many cancers will not be found at their earliest stages, when they are most curable.

To read this and other featured articles in their entirety, pickup the October 2021 issue of Julien’s Journal magazine. Click to subscribe for convenient delivery by mail, or call (563) 557-1914. Single issues are also available in print at area newsstands and digitally via the Issuu platform.

Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.

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