HumanInsight The necessity of proactive measures from healthcare providers highlighted by delayed breast cancer diagnosis due to COVID-19: A case report
Clin Case Rep. 2023 Sep 15;11(9):e7919. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.7919. eCollection 2023 Sep.
KEY CLINICAL MESSAGE: During disasters, multiple factors can cause significant delays in medical visits. Regular patient monitoring, high-risk individual alerts, and telemedicine enhancements can potentially alleviate these issues and ensure timely interventions.
ABSTRACT: During the COVID-19 pandemic, a Japanese woman in her 70s delayed her regular breast cancer checkup for over 2 years. During disasters, health priorities tend to decline, necessitating proactive measures from healthcare providers, such as augmenting collaboration among healthcare professionals and identifying high-risk individuals.
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