The impact of COVID-19 on Australian cancer screening and strategies to mitigate ongoing disruption of screening services

Dianheng Bu*, Mark Morgan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Since the advent of COVID-19, national cancer screening services have been significantly affected by limited access
to non-essential healthcare services and the requirement for enhanced infection control practices. In Australia there are
national breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screening programs. Through comparison of the 2020 participation rates in each screening program, this article identifies the importance of self-collected samples and the benefits of enhanced risk stratification in cancer screening programs during periods of disruption.
Original languageEnglish
Journal Australian Journal of General Practice
Volume50
Issue numberSupplement 50
Early online date25 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2021

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