Missed Cancer Diagnoses: Another Tragic Effect of COVID Lockdowns

Source: The American Spectator
by Reed Spaulding IV, MD

“The most important step in a cancer patient’s journey isn’t my report, or the surgeon’s hands, or the oncologist’s therapies. No, the most important step in the process is the one that starts the ball rolling: a patient schedules a doctor’s appointment. None of that is possible if patients don’t show up and share their concerns with their physician. Last year, as soon as I realized that we were headed for a lockdown in this country, I became very worried. My main concern was that people would be so afraid of catching COVID-19 that they would neglect all other aspects of their health, including cancer screenings. … The data has been pouring in recently, and it is truly concerning.” (06/01/21)