Coronavirus left millions missing out on cancer screenings

Around 3 million people in the UK are thought to have missed out on cancer screening since the end of March, a report has revealed.

The coronavirus outbreak has triggered restrictions that leave many GPs only able to see patients with urgent symptoms.

Routine cancer screenings like smear tests, mammograms and bowel assessments were therefore put on hold, however, the programmes are beginning to restart.

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A report by Cancer Research UK has revealed more than 350,000 people who would normally be urgently referred to hospital with suspected cancer symptoms missed out on that service, allowing their disease to become more advanced and difficult to treat.

While referrals have been steadily improving since April, they remain below pre-lockdown levels, leaving experts worried the restrictions that ward off the coronavirus may trigger a cancer crisis.

Many women missed out on cervical screening during

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A Matter of Health: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month every year.



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Statistics show breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States, with the average risk around 13% (or 1 in 8). More than 279,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected in the U.S. this year.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over many health discussions in 2020, doctors are reminding women to continue regular breast self-exams and get back on a regular mammogram routine.

Allina Health recently reported 13,000 mammograms were canceled between March and July due to the pandemic.

“It’s safe to return to your clinic for your annual mammogram,” said UCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio. “Mammograms save lives – catching breast cancer early through a screening is the best way to protect yourself.”

Doctors say women 40 and older should get annual mammograms; the screenings

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This Japan Startup Is Using Deep Learning To Detect Early-Stage Cancer In Blood Samples

Imagine going for a routine blood test during an annual health checkup and being able to select a screening option that could tell you whether you have early-stage cancer. A Japanese startup is using deep learning technology to realize this dramatic advance in the fight against cancer, one of the top causes of death around the world.

Unique skillsets

PFDeNA Inc. was established in 2016 as a joint venture between DeNA, a Japanese internet giant, and Preferred Networks, Japan’s leading artificial intelligence startup, to solve complex problems. One such problem is cancer detection.

PFDeNA’s cancer research can be traced back to the vision of one of Japan’s pioneering entrepreneurs. In 1999, Namba Tomoko founded DeNA, a mobile and online services company that had extraordinary

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A Pinellas art teacher savors her classroom, putting cancer and fear aside

ST. PETERSBURG — Rhonda Rayman can go on and on about the safety features in her art classroom at Lakewood Elementary School.

How she retrofitted pizza boxes so children can keep track of their own supplies. How she set up display racks and shower curtains to separate the kids’ tables. How she revamped the curriculum, making it heavy on videos, and stripped of lessons that are “hand-over-hand.”

It’s not enough to satisfy Rayman’s daughters, who are in their thirties and wonder why their mother — 58 and a recent cancer survivor — would set foot in a public school this year.

Art teacher Rhonda Rayman said she “knew the energy was right” at Lakewood Elementary, which is working to climb above its F grade from the state. [Courtesy of Rhonda Rayman]

Rayman herself can’t be sure how safe she is from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes she will slip

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Las Vegas in-clinic education center helps kids with cancer keep learning

The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation celebrated the opening of Nevada’s first in-clinic education center for pediatric cancer patients Thursday morning.

Janie’s Classroom, which opened last month, is devoted to helping young patients keep up with their schooling while they’re receiving treatment at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a Summerlin nonprofit dedicated to research and treatment of childhood cancer. The Agassi Foundation funded the project.

The classroom is named after Janie Bordinhao, a teacher who died of cancer in January 2019 at age 26. Her mother, Ellen Bordinhao, played a major role in making the center happen.

“It’s up to those who bear her memory to keep her goodness alive and, as Janie’s mother, this is a responsibility that gives meaning to my life,” she said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning at the foundation, at One Breakthrough Way.

She said her daughter grew

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A Charlotte family is using their loved one’s death to educate others about Colon Cancer

Aye Ayodele graduated from the University of North Carolina. The 31-year-old then went on to serve as a Partnership Development manager for the Charlotte Hornets.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “It’s amazing how people can live a short life and yet make an impact that’s everlasting,” Ayo Ayodele said.

For 31 years, Ade Ayodele strived to be the best person he could be.

“He fought the fight to the end never giving up,” Ayodele said.

Now his family and friends are fighting to look for the silver linings.

Ayodele lost his fight to colon cancer after being diagnosed with the disease at the age of 28.

“His whole attitude towards the battle was grace, knowing that everything was under control by God,” Ayodele said.

Originally born in Lagos, Africa, Ayodele lived in Charlotte after graduating from the University of North Carolina.

“He was highly involved in the community, sports ambassador, worked for

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