Most routine cancer screenings are being delayed during the COVID pandemic to reduce the burden on the healthcare system. It is therefore very important to be aware of the signs and symptoms that could indicate the presence of cancer.
In this video, Dr. Brian Lawenda (radiation oncologist) covers the most common signs and symptoms of breast, prostate, skin, lung, gynecologic, head & neck and colorectal cancers.
If you have any of these, Dr. Lawenda encourages you to contact your health care providers as soon as possible. While routine cancer screening and examinations are being placed on hold for now, these signs and symptoms are cause for a prompt evaluation.