Screening for cancer is an important way to help prevent development of certain types of cancer and identify cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage. During the pandemic, many individuals delayed their cancer screenings due to concerns for safety and exposure to COVID-19.
While these feelings are understandable, it’s important to know that hospitals and cancer institutes (especially Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute) are taking extra precautions to keep you safe when you come in for your mammograms and other screening tests.
In addition, delaying regular screening can cause a delay in detecting cancer in its earlier stages, which can make a difference in treatment options and possible outcomes.
If you are due for a mammogram or other screening test, don’t delay. If you have additional concerns, be sure to reach out to your doctor’s office for additional support.