In the News: After pandemic lull, it's time to start scheduling your routine medical exams
July 20, 2021
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians were reporting a decline in yearly screening mammograms. April Phantana-angkool, MD, a breast surgical oncologist at Overlake Medical Center, discussed the importance of potentially life-saving screenings on a recent episode of New Day Northwest with Amity Addrisi.
From the story: “Screening mammogram has been shown to save lives, and that's because it's able to detect cancer when it's really small, even when we can't even feel it in the clinical breast examination,” Phantana-angkool said. “When we're able to find cancer that is very, very small, early stage, that's when it's most treatable and so that's been shown to improve survival.”
Read the full story here.