Doctors concerned over drastic decline in cancer screenings

[KSTP-TV News, July 02, 2021] Allina Health says mammograms are down by 27,000 from the end of 2019 versus the end of 2020. And cancer screenings are down 20% overall compared to 2019.

"We are starting to see some patients come back to the office, but we are not to where we were pre-pandemic, we are definitely not where we were pre-pandemic," said Dr. Christian Squillante with Allina Health Oncology.

"We are not seeing patients get checked for things like prostate, colon, breast cancer, which means we will catch patients at a less curable stage where we will not be able to do as much for them," Squillante said.

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