The Pandemic’s Lasting Impact
Pathologists’ assistant Dennis Strenk on the case backlog caused by COVID-19
Dennis Strenk | | Quick Read
“There were several months where all elective procedures were canceled. All the screening tests, the colonoscopies, the mammography, things like that. They were not happening. And there’s a lot of concern that cancer incidence is going to go up in the next couple of years because of that delay. The other part is people who were already diagnosed – maybe it wasn’t an emergency surgery, but they had to wait. So now you’ve got cancer cases at a higher stage than you would have had, worse prognoses, things like that. Not a lot of data just yet, but it is a concern among the pathology community.”
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