Doctors concerned after 1000s of missed mammograms due to COVID

The coronavirus consumed much of daily life in March for the Houston region, including things that are necessary but not constant, such as cancer screenings.

An IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science report published in April shows that a reduction of cancer screenings in the three months leading up to June 5 may have resulted in 36,000 delayed breast cancer diagnoses in the U.S.

However, the impacts of coronavirus on mammograms depended on the severity of the spread of cases in that region, according to studies presented on July 22 at the American Association of Cancer Research Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 and Cancer.


Later detection could have an impact on the death rate, said Jessica Jones, assistant professor of oncology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and an attending physician at Memorial Hermann Cancer Center.

“Research has shown that with

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