Routine Cancer Screenings Have Plummeted during the Pandemic, Medical Records Data Show

As it became clear in March that the coronavirus was tearing through the U.S., federal health officials and cancer societies urged Americans to delay their routine mammograms and colonoscopies. The public has heeded those recommendations — and that’s helped lead to an apocalyptic drop in cancer screenings, according to a white paper released Monday by the electronic medical records vendor Epic. Appointments for screenings for cancers of the cervix, colon, and breast were down between 86% and 94% in March, compared to average volumes in the three years before the first Covid-19 case was confirmed in the U.S., the Epic data show.

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Source: https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/04/cancer-screenings-drop-coronavirus-pandemic-epic

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