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Breast Cancer Survivors Warn: Don't Put Off Mammograms in Pandemic

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

October is breast cancer awareness month, and doctors and patients are concerned that screenings are down sharply this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Healthcare Cost Institute, mammograms fell 77% at the height of the pandemic and were still down 23% at the start of the summer. Dr. Chi Pham, a medical oncologist with Texas Oncology, said she is concerned that fewer people are getting their cancer screenings because of COVID, which could mean that cancer isn’t diagnosed right away.

Read the full story at Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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