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Studies have shown an alarming drop in screenings—and more advanced cancer—during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new legal challenge seeks to end the requirement that most Americans must receive preventive services like mammograms free of charge.
The findings coincide with plummeting breast cancer screening rates due, in part, to COVID-19 pandemic fears and barriers.
Jamil Rivers, 42, is the board president of METAvivor, a nonprofit breast cancer organization. She is living with metastatic breast cancer.
Language barriers prevent some women from receiving potentially lifesaving breast cancer screenings.
Screening appointments for cervix, colon and breast cancer are down between 86% and 94%.
Screening mammograms should be postponed until later this year—or longer, if the coronavirus crisis continues.
“I remember thinking that the story would save lives,” writes Kristen Dahlgren. “I had no idea the life it would save would be my own."
Adding a second screening method finds more early cancer between mammograms but also leads to more false positives.
Users can receive checkup reminders for cholesterol tests and mammograms, among other benefits.
Proposed rule would require breast density reporting and enhance the FDA’s ability to enforce compliance.
Some women should start screening earlier because they are at higher risk for developing breast cancer or having more aggressive disease.
This age group accounted for 16 percent of all patients diagnosed with screening-detected cancers in a recent study.
Screening rates for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer are still below public health targets.
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