Studies show that more than 35,000 breast cancer diagnoses could be delayed and 5,200 more women may die in the United States over the next decade as a result of the spring-to-summer pause in screening due to COVID-19.
While we help our practices recover from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)-recommended shutdown, it is crucial that we also help our referring clinicians reconnect with women ages 40 and older and encourage them to schedule yearly mammograms postponed by the pandemic.
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) now offers a toolkit of free, downloadable and customizable resources which provide information to explain to women ages 40 and older why and how it is necessary, safe and in their best interest to consider a #ReturnToCare — for yearly mammograms.
Check out the free materials, customize them with your branding, then share with your referring clinicians and advise them to send to their patients.
Together, we can encourage women 40 and older to #ReturnToCare and re-engage their doctors to order their preventive mammogram screening.