The Weekly: Cancer during COVID, preventing prostate cancer and more

Published on August 7, 2020

The Weekly

Feature story

New cancer diagnoses fell sharply as the coronavirus pandemic first hit

TUESDAY, August 4 (Stat News)—By almost every measure, far fewer cancers are being diagnosed during the coronavirus pandemic, whether the decline shows up in screening mammograms and colonoscopies or in other tests ordered after troubling symptoms prompt a doctor’s visit.

In other news…

Pandemic Deepens Cancer’s Stress And Tough Choices
August 3, NPR

What Young Guys Should Do Now to Prevent Prostate Cancer Later
August 6, Mens Health

Many Older Americans Getting Cancer Screens They Don’t Need: Study
August 6, U.S. News & World Report

Why HPV Tests May Be Preferable to Pap Smears for Cervical Cancer Screening
August 5, Healthline


Foundation News

26th Annual Gala

26th Annual Gala – The Kingdom of the Netherlands: A Virtual Masterpiece in Bloom

In an effort to reduce risk and keep our communities safe, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is reimagining its 26th Annual Gala on September 10 – as a VIRTUAL event you won’t want to miss.

Get ready for an evening filled with exciting performances, inspiring stories, unique silent auction items and more. Register

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