The Weekly: Cancer screenings during COVID, cervical screening and more

Published on July 31, 2020

The Weekly

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People ‘afraid to go to doctors’: A third of Americans miss cancer screenings, survey suggests

TUESDAY, July 28 (USA Today)—A recent survey suggests more than a third of Americans have missed scheduled cancer screenings because of COVID-19, concerning health experts who warn this could be another fatal consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Prevent Cancer Foundation released survey results of more than 1,000 respondents that found about 35% of Americans have missed routine cancer screenings due to COVID-19 fears. Additionally, 43% of Americans have missed medical appointments.

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The New Skin Cancer Removal Technique That Involves No Cutting
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Foundation News

Summer camp crisis – active things to do with your kids if summer camp isn’t an option

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