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Despite pandemic decline in cancer screenings, delayed rise in cases not seen

Posted On: Feb. 22, 2023 9:59 AM CST

The dropoff in cancer screenings during the pandemic didn't result in significantly more breast, cervical and colon cancer cases, or how advanced those cases were, according to a review of nearly 375,000 diagnoses in electronic health records, Axios reports. The findings from Epic Research could ease concerns about countless hidden cases and more advanced stages of disease stemming from millions of missed screenings during the height of the pandemic, the report says.