A new trend shows a significant drop off in people getting cancer screenings and getting treatment for cancer
MADISON, Wis (WKBT) – A new trend shows a significant drop off in people getting cancer screenings and getting treatment for cancer.
A public letter signed by The American Cancer Society and dozens of other cancer organizations are encouraging patients to resume regular screenings and treatments.
Staff and health providers at the U-W Carbone Cancer Center work to ensure the safety of their cancer patients during the pandemic.
“Our worry is that there are people walking around with undiagnosed and unscreened for cancers, who will present later in their disease course. And have fewer treatment options, especially for things like breast and colon cancer, where we know that early detection really improves survival,” said Dr. Sam Lubner, an Oncologist at UW Carbone Cancer Center.
While health officials are happy to see many people getting the vaccine, they stress not to wait on routine checkups.
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