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Doctors urge return to routine breast, cervical screening: ‘We need patients to come in as soon as they can’

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Even a six-month delay in screening could lead to an increase in deaths from breast cancer based on modeling studies, Friedewald said. In recent weeks, she said, their pathologists have noticed the percentage of positive biopsies has increased. It’s hard to know why that is, whether it’s because they are prioritizing testing after screenings that look highly suspicious, or if it is due to patients who have more concentrated cancer because they skipped a year.

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