Breast Cancer Screening patient and physician

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is estimated that one in three adults has skipped the recommended routine cancer screenings. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 22 million cancer screenings were missed or skipped between March and June of last year, and nearly 100,000 cases of cancer have gone undiagnosed—and untreated—as a result. 

Screenings are crucial for early detection, when many cancers—including breast and colon cancer—are most treatable and curable. Delays in screening for breast, colorectal, lung, cervical and other cancers delay diagnosis and treatment, which means the disease could advance to a later stage and become harder to treat.

Return to Cancer Screening

  • If you’ve been avoiding or are overdue for a cancer screening, talk to your doctor or health care provider to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are at high risk for any type of cancer, including breast cancer. 
  • To find a primary care provider at UM St. Joseph who can refer you for breast, colon or other cancer screenings, please call 410-337-1337.

Breast Cancer Screening

Colon Cancer Screening

Don't Delay: What to Do Right Now

  • If you’ve been avoiding or are overdue for a cancer screening, talk to your doctor or health care provider to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are at high risk for any type of cancer, including breast cancer.
  • To find a primary care provider at UM St. Joseph who can refer you for breast, colon or other cancer screenings, please call 410-337-1337.
  • Schedule a mammogram at Advanced Radiology in the UM St. Joseph Cancer Institute. Call our Breast Health Center at 410-427-5510 with any questions.  
  • For additional information regarding colon cancer screening resources in our community, please call the Baltimore County Department of Health at 410-887-3456.