Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have put off routine cancer screenings like mammograms, colonoscopies, melanoma checks, and general physicals.
The experts at MedStar Health Cancer Network know early detection of cancer is so important, and with screenings down 70%, that means more people will experience a delay in diagnoses that could be crucial to their treatment. Treatment is easier and more effective when cancer is detected early.
If a patient is already receiving treatment, they should absolutely continue it through the pandemic. Facilities are properly cleaned and sanitized, and the doctors and medical staff wear appropriate PPE to treat patients in a safe and clean way.
If you'd like to learn more, click here, or call 410-671-0702 during the MedStar Health House Calls event tonight, November 18 from 4:30 - 6:30pm.