CHICO, Calif. - One of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is that people have put off regular health screenings including cancer prevention screenings like mammograms.
Dr. Mauricio Schrader, a radiologist, and Laura Habecker, a business development manager, from Halo Breast Care Center in Chico talk about the importance of getting back on track.
The estimated deficit across the country of people delaying screenings estimated at 3.9 million women.
The U.S. Cancer Institute estimates 10,000 excess deaths from just colon and breast cancer alone in the next ten years due to delays in screening and treatment as a result of COVID-19.
Habecker said 85% of cancers occur in women with no family history and the Halo Breast Care Center is open for mammography, following all CDC safety protocols.
“As Laura mentioned, I have unfortunately come across many advanced cases of breast cancer this year due to delayed screening, that have resulted in worse outcomes,” said Dr. Schrader. “I want to reiterate the importance of early detection.”
To schedule your screening mammogram appointment call Halo Breast Care Center at (530) 898-0500 or visit our website: www.halobreastcare.com
Halo Breast Care Center is holding an educational Women's Health Open House on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1720 Esplanade, Chico.
The event is open to community health care providers and will highlight the need for screening and specific areas of interest related to women's health, breast care and genetic testing.
Physicians and women’s health care experts will be on hand to answer questions from the referring community.