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Study shows sharp decline in cancer screenings and diagnoses during the first COVID-19 surge

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland.     Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
January 14, 2021
Focusing on the largest health care system in the Northeast, the study is among the first to document the pandemic’s impact on cancer screening and diagnosis. Screening and diagnoses rebounded in the months following the first surge of the pandemic. The authors urge those who delayed screenings...
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