Experts from Midwest Radiology warn delayed screenings due to COVID-19 could be tied to an increase in advanced cancer cases
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare, including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for all types of cancer. Those who have been diagnosed or who are at risk for cancer have found themselves in difficult and frightening positions, and many wonder if it’s safe to go to certain medical appointments or if they should postpone their screenings or treatments.
Now that screening exams are being offered again, experts are hopeful that people who are due—or overdue—will start scheduling appointments. By delaying screenings too long, people risk having cancer diagnosed at a more advanced stage when it’s more difficult to treat.
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