Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings Fell Sharply During COVID-19 Crisis

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings Fell Sharply During COVID-19 Crisis

Cervical cancer screenings dropped off most among Asian and Pacific Islander women (a 92% decline) and least among Black women (82%). Breast cancer screenings fell by 88% in urban areas, by 86% in metro areas and by 89% in rural areas. For cervical cancer screenings, the corresponding decreases were 77%, 85% and 82%, respectively. At the end of June 2020, the number of breast cancer screenings was 39% below the five-year average for that month while cervical cancer screenings were off by 40%. Recovery was particularly slow in rural areas: breast cancer screenings in June were still 50% below the five-year average.

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