The Weekly: COVID-19 and cancer, breast cancer and more

Published on October 16, 2020

Updated on November 6, 2020

The Weekly

Feature story

Covid-19 Outbreaks Led to Dangerous Delay in Cancer Diagnoses

THURSDAY, October 15 (The Wall Street Journal)—A decline in mammograms and other screening procedures after the coronavirus pandemic struck is leading to missed and delayed cancer diagnoses, according to data from insurance claims, lab orders, Medicare billings and oncology-practice records, an emerging pattern that is alarming oncologists.

In other news…

Breast cancer can affect all ages
October 14, NBC (WTAP)

Studies Reveal COVID-19 Disparities Among People With Cancer
October 14,

Pilot program to be developed for genetic testing, screening for breast cancer in Michigan
October 15, NBC (WDIV)

Many male breast cancers diagnosed late, making it more lethal
October 16, UPI


Foundation news

Let’s talk about breast health

Take action for breast cancer awareness this month with a free copy of the newly redesigned Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide. This revised facilitator’s guide from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Howard University Cancer Center includes:

  • Healthy habits to start doing now
  • Screening guidelines
  • Interactive group activities
  • And more!

This user-friendly educational tool helps educators and group leaders reach young women with information about breast health and breast cancer so they can form healthy habits now and share information with screening-age relatives.

An updated Spanish-language version of the guide is also underway.

Download your free copy or share with a teacher today.

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