Learning you have cancer is a moment that never leaves you. A diagnosis triggers a wave of questions like, “Can this be cured?” “How will my family cope?” “Could I have prevented this?”
Screening for cancer is an important way to help prevent development of cancer, as well as identify cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage. During the pandemic, many people delayed their usual preventive health care, which includes cancer screening. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute is joining a nationwide effort to encourage people to resume appropriate cancer screening to prevent unnecessary deaths.
“Resuming regular primary care and recommended cancer screenings have the potential to stop the impact that the pandemic is having on identifying and treating people with cancer,” says Suresh Nair, MD, Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute.