Pandemic adds obstacles to fight against cancer

CONCERNED: Paul Adam, a longtime American Cancer Society volunteer, worries about the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on cancer treatment. His twin brother, Peter Adam, was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after the virus appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
CONCERNED: Paul Adam, a longtime American Cancer Society volunteer, worries about the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on cancer treatment. His twin brother, Peter Adam, was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after the virus appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
Paul Adam didn’t think cancer would strike so close to home again. Because of his work as vice state lead ambassador of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, Adam, of Woonsocket, was familiar with the prevalence of the disease, and his sister has twice survived bouts with breast cancer. But it was still shocking…

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