Americans missed nearly 10 million cancer screenings

Just published research indicated there were nearly 10 million cancer screenings missed during the COVID pandemic. Are you one of them?

HealthDay reported that research indicates “nearly 10 million cancer screenings have been missed in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Researchers “analyzed data on three types of cancer for which early screenings are most beneficial – breast, colon, and prostate – and found that 9.4 million screenings for these cancers did not occur in the United States due to COVID-19.”

The findings were published online in JAMA Oncology.

Are you one of these folks? If so, chop-chop! Talk to your family physician about catching up ASAP.

And, if you’re not sure whether you’re up to date or not, you can click here to view the American Cancer Society’s recommendations to help guide you when you talk to your doctor about screening for certain cancers.

This blog was accurate as of the day of posting. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves and the scientific community’s understanding of the novel coronavirus and the COVID vaccine develops, the information above may have changed since it was last updated. While I aim to keep all of my blogs on COVID and the COVID vaccine up to date, please visit online resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and your local public health department to stay informed on the latest news.

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