The Weekly: Pandemic drop in screenings, Katie Couric on cancer, and more

Published on March 19, 2021

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Advanced Cancers Are Emerging, Doctors Warn, Citing Pandemic Drop in Screenings

WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2021 (The New York Times)—Yvette Lowery usually gets her annual mammogram around March. But last year, just as the pandemic was gaining a foothold and medical facilities were shutting down, the center where she goes canceled her appointment. No one could tell her when to reschedule.

“They just said keep calling back, keep calling back,” said Ms. Lowery, 59, who lives in Rock Hill, S.C.

In August, Ms. Lowery felt a lump under her arm but still couldn’t get an appointment until October.

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Katie Couric Opens Up About Losing Her First Husband to Stage 4 Colon Cancer
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Why It’s Important to Get Your Cancer Screenings Back on the Books
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Jamie Foxx Advocates for Early Screenings of Colon Cancer in New PSA: It ‘Affects Everyone’
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Expanded Reach for HPV Vaccine
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Foundation news

Prevent Cancer Foundation leads more than 300 organizations in support of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Screening Coverage Act of 2021

The Prevent Cancer Foundation and more than 300 organizations from all 50 states applaud Representative Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who are leading the effort to modernize Medicare and ensure seniors have access to breakthrough cancer screening technology. Read more.

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