When COVID-19 hit the U.S., hospitals in many areas canceled elective surgeries to redirect resources and personnel to treating coronavirus patients, and people
were encouraged to use telemedicine or delay non-urgent medical appointments. While doing so was necessary to try to stop the spread of the virus, it led to
For cancer patients, the unintended consequences start with those who don’t even know they have the disease yet. Early studies indicate the pandemic led to
a roughly 80% drop in routine screening appointments that could catch new cancers in March and April.