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Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast takes the health and safety of breast cancer patients and our supporters, volunteers and staff very seriously. As such, we are closely monitoring the news of the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities. For additional information about coronavirus (COVID-19) for people with cancer, visit the American Society of Clinical Oncology website. The guidelines and information on COVID-19 are changing and evolving daily so please check these websites often for the most up to date information. Your health and safety continue to be our main concern during this uncertain time.
Susan G. Komen’s Statement on Mammography Screenings
On Wednesday, March 18, Susan G. Komen suggested healthy women of average risk who are not symptomatic delay routine breast cancer screening this spring until a later date. Komen’s recommendation was made to minimize exposure to and potential spreading of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help support our healthcare system’s need to focus resources on managing the pandemic.
However, people who are displaying warning signs for breast cancer should still contact their healthcare provider to determine their need for diagnostic imaging. If you do not have a healthcare provider, please contact Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast 919-493-2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected to local resources. Please note that warning signs for breast cancer are not the same for all women.
Please reach out to us if you have ANY questions or concerns: email@example.com
Your Questions Answered!
Dr. Lisa Carey, MD, FASCO of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center explained the relationship between breast cancer and COVID-19 on March 26, 2020. She answered some viewer questions. We have posted the conversation here!