Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, women and their providers have been faced with the decision of whether or not they should postpone annual mammography screening to avoid potential exposure to the virus. It is important to know all of the facts when making this decision, as postponing routine screening does pose health risks. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when detected early, and performing routine, annual screening mammography plays an integral role in this. Delaying screening can lead to delays in diagnosis which will impact prognosis and treatment options.This lecture will discuss the benefits of mammography screening and the potential harm delaying or skipping screening poses. In addition, we will discuss what practices are doing to safely provide routine screening services during this pandemic.
Program flyer: Grand Rounds-Breast Cancer and COVID- October 2020.pdf