In the early months of the pandemic, a combination of uncertainty, fear, anxiety and an abundance of caution resulted in a delay of care for Sonoma County breast cancer patients.
Routine screening exams were put off and surgeries for local breast cancer patients were delayed for a time. Some patients were put on various medications based on their type of cancer while the world came to grips with COVID-19.
Dr. Linda Casey, a radiologist with Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, said today she and other medical professionals are busy trying to care for all those patients whose routine care and treatment was eclipsed by a historic global pandemic.
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