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Kingston Health Sciences Centre warning of breast cancer screening backlog – Kingston
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Kingston Health Sciences Centre warning of breast cancer screening backlog – Kingston

Local health officials are reporting another concerning side effect of the pandemic-related lockdowns. There’s been a serious lag in breast cancer screenings in southeastern Ontario.Kingston Health Sciences Centre is making it known that Kingston, Ont., is among many other areas that have experienced a decline in breast cancer screenings throughout the pandemic.In a news release, KHSC said that, along with people who were overdue for a mammogram before the pandemic, an additional 11,500 people have been added to the backlog in our region as a direct result of it. Read more: Kingston Health Sciences Centre unveils new breast imaging centre Read More Kingston Health Sciences Centre unveils new...
Kingston, Ont. hospital says breast screening numbers down since pandemic – Kingston
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Kingston, Ont. hospital says breast screening numbers down since pandemic – Kingston

Doctors with Kingston Health Sciences Centre say there is currently a backlog of breast screening appointments, due in large part to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the healthcare system. Some 11,500 people in southeastern Ontario were added to the backlog directly as a result of COVID-19. The hospital says this number does not include individuals who are not yet registered through the Ontario Breast Screening Program. Read more: L.L. Bean opening Kingston, Ont. location Nov. 18 Read More L.L. Bean opening Kingston, Ont. location Nov. 18 “With the various shut-downs during COVID, and as individuals have understandably stayed at home during the pandemic, we...