Better Late Than Never: Breast Cancer Screenings Drop, Leading To More Later-Stage Diagnoses

Many women during the height of the pandemic chose to put a pause on their routine breast cancer screenings due to the fear of contracting Covid-19 and or lack of health insurance. The result of this delay lead to a more serious cancer diagnosis in some cases. Dr. Edna Kapenhas, the director of breast surgery and medical director of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, sat down to discuss her concerns on this matter. Early detection is key and the best way to run interference, as for much can develop and change in a year's time. Post-pandemic is better late than never, schedule you annual mammogram today. Read more on this discussion below:

The Southampton Press Article