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The pandemic has disrupted preventive health care: Here’s how to get back on track | Lifestyles

The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) – Have you overlooked or postponed your health checkups during the unending 20-month pandemic? A new study suggests that U.S. cancer diagnoses have declined because of pandemic-related upheaval. The average monthly number of newly identified cases of eight types of cancer plunged almost 30% during the early pandemic shutdowns, then rebounded when medical practices reopened — but fell again last winter by 19%. Skipping screenings and checkups could lead to diagnosis of cancer at later stages, which could lead to poorer outcomes, the […]

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