Published on May 15, 2020
THURSDAY, May 15 (ABC News)—At the onset of the novel coronavirus, American healthcare providers sought to limit non-essential in-person visits, opting instead to put off routine examinations – including annual cancer screenings – as part of an effort to curb risky face-to-face interactions.
“It has not been my sense that there is going to be a bump up in cancer mortality because of COVID,” said Dr. John Glaspy, an oncologist at UCLA. Rather, he said, “there’s going to be a bump up in work load in a month or two.”
Regardless, experts agree that cancer screenings cannot be delayed forever. In time, doctors said, those non-essential in-person screenings may become essential.
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We are excited to announce details for the 2020 Virtual Prevent Cancer Dialogue.
The virtual Dialogue will take place in 3 webcasts:
Keeping with the true spirit of the Prevent Cancer Dialogue, we will have engaging presentations as part of moderated panels, interactive Q&A with panelists, facilitated peer-to-peer conversations on trending topics and informative poster presentations.