Pandemic Kept Millions From Vital Cancer Screenings

Posted on AllSides June 3rd, 2022
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Cancer doctors are working to get more patients back into routine screenings, motivated by mounting evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic created a deficit in tests meant to catch the disease early and improve outcomes.

The number of eligible women who reported undergoing a screening within the past year dropped by roughly 2.1 million for breast cancer and 4.5 million for colorectal cancer in 2020 compared with 2018, according to a study the American Cancer Society published Friday. The drops represented 6% and 11% respective declines in screening for those types of cancers...

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