Another Dreadful Result of COVID-19

Breast and cervical cancer screening tests provided by a US program for women with low incomes plummeted by more than 80% in April 2020.
CDC researchers measuring COVID-19’s impact on screenings by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program found: 

  • Breast and cervical cancer screenings in April 2020 fell by 87% and 84%, respectively, compared with 5-year averages for the month.

  • Breast cancer screenings for American Indian/Alaskan Native women fell the most—by 98%.

  •  Cervical cancer screenings for Asian Pacific Islander women dropped by 92%.

Screenings began to increase in May and June 2020.
Preventive Medicine

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