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Authors of a new study stress the need to improve access to cancer screenings, especially for minorities and lower-income populations.
Teens can receive the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine.
But results from the Mass General Brigham system also found that racial and economic disparities remain for some tests.
Prolonged delays in cancer screening for low-income women during the pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.
Studies have shown an alarming drop in screenings—and more advanced cancer—during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most women don’t, which is one reason gynecological cancers are so deadly.
Screening appointments for cervix, colon and breast cancer are down between 86% and 94%.
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