Sand Lake Imaging and their partnership were featured in the Orlando Sentinel on October 15th, 2020 in an article by Kate Santich.
Breast cancer screenings take on new urgency amid COVID
Thousands of women have put off getting their routine mammograms this year, first because non-emergency procedures were halted during the early months of the pandemic and now because some still fear going to the doctor.
Studies are already showing that the postponement will likely increase the number of cancer deaths by delaying diagnosis and treatment.
That’s why the annual October campaign encouraging women to get screened for breast cancer is taking on a special urgency, with Central Florida health advocates trying to spread the word that it’s safe to return to doctor’s offices.
“Obviously it’s very important to stay up to date on your screenings,” said Abby Bricker, director of development and engagement at the nonprofit Shepherd’s Hope, which provides free primary- and specialty-care services for Central Florida residents with little or no insurance. “We’re also very concerned that, with the increasing unemployment in our area, women may be losing their health insurance and so not getting their check-ups because of that.”