See how the breast and cervical cancer screening rates in Missouri compare nationally

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    HealthMatch compiled data on breast and cervical cancer screening rates in Missouri using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    As coronavirus cases rose in 2020 and overwhelmed the health care system, the number of patients seeking non-emergency treatments such as annual checkups and health screenings dropped. In April 2020, breast cancer screenings declined by 87% and cervical cancer screenings were down by 84% from the previous five-year averages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pandemic not only took a toll on those who contracted COVID-19, but also exacerbated timely medical preventive treatment for those with other health conditions.

    The whole story can be read at ozarksfirst.com.

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