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The Weekly: Crisis of undiagnosed cancers, even kids can get skin cancer, and more

May 7, 2021

The Weekly

Feature story

A Crisis of Undiagnosed Cancers Is Emerging in the Pandemic’s Second Year

A Crisis of Undiagnosed Cancers Is Emerging in the Pandemic’s Second Year

TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (ProPublica)—Teresa Ruvalcaba lay on a bed in the emergency room of Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital, her right breast swollen to nearly twice the size of her left, the skin so thick and dimpled that the doctor examining her would note that it resembled an orange peel.

Ojalá que sólo sea una infección, she thought, as she struggled to catch her breath, not knowing she had a partially collapsed lung. I hope it’s just an infection.

In other news…


The Consequences of Skipping Doctor Appointments During the Covid Pandemic
May 3, The Wall Street Journal


Structural Approach to Cancer
May 4, Harvard News and Research


Woman’s tall husband spots melanoma on her scalp
May 5, TODAY


Kerry Washington Wants You to Know Anyone — Even Kids — Can Get Skin Cancer
May 3, Allure

Foundation news

Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop: A Patient-Centered Approach to Multi-Cancer Early Detection Testing

Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop: A Patient-Centered Approach to Multi-Cancer Early Detection Testing

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Advocacy Workshop will be held virtually on Thursday, June 17. The Workshop will bring together patients, providers, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders to engage in a dialogue around emerging innovation in cancer prevention and detection, with a focus on multi-cancer early detection screening tests. Registration is free! Register now. 

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