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Cancer specialists worried about screenings getting deferred due to COVID-19

[KSTP TV, July 11, 2020]

Cancer specialists are starting to worry about an increase in more severe cancer diagnoses and deaths relating to cancer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Simply put, fewer people have been screened for certain types of cancer since the global pandemic began. The biggest worry is not catching cancer early enough for successful treatment.

“What we saw is about 13,000 mammograms canceled,” said Dr. Natasha Rueth, Allina Health Cancer Institute’s medical director. 

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