Janice Stoudnour, 67, of Saxton, Pa., always got her yearly mammogram – and then COVID happened. Her annual screening mammogram was scheduled for February 2020, but it got pushed back to September 2020. Since her mammograms had always come back clear in the past, the delay (while not ideal) was not overly concerning. However, this time her mammogram showed there was something wrong. Uneasy, she tried to book a diagnostic mammogram as soon as possible, but her local provider was not able to schedule her until the end of November.
“I was stressed out and worried,” says Stoudnour. “I wanted to get it taken care of now, and I wanted to know what was going on.”