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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, adjustments in the provision of health care resources have caused a significant decrease in cancer screenings. These missed screenings may have considerable impacts on patients, health care practitioners and health systems.

In addition to the importance of resuming timely screening, studies have shown that a large portion of cancer deaths stemming from breast, skin, and colorectal cancer are preventable by risk factor modification at the patient level.

Many people remain uncertain of how best to prevent cancers, despite general awareness of concerns.

Raising awareness can empower patients to reduce their risk factors for developing breast, skin and colorectal cancer.

It has been shown that increased knowledge of colorectal cancer screening leads to increased participation in early screening, which can lead to better overall outcomes.


Couzens, Bill

Next Generation Choices (

Carney, Jan K.

Larner College of Medicine


Next Generation Choices (


Cancer, Educational and Community-Based Programs

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Assessing Cancer Prevention Knowledge During COVID-19 Pandemic