Doctors sound alarm as coronavirus sparks drop in cancer diagnoses
Early measures aimed at minimizing the virus’ spread urged health care providers to delay “elective” in-person visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Those measures nixed things such as routine checkups and cancer screenings — and Komodo Health, which has a large medical claims database, said in late April that millions of Americans had postponed health care tests.
Now, doctors are worried that people avoiding such screenings because they fear COVID-19 may be hurting their chances to overcome undiagnosed cancers, ABC News reported Thursday.
At the University of Pennsylvania Health System, new skin cancer diagnoses were down 80 percent from February into March, according to the report.
The American Cancer Society, which …continued .
[Source: Fox News]