The future of cancer screening after COVID-19 may be at home

Cancer. 2021 Feb 15;127(4):498-503. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33274. Epub 2020 Nov 10.


During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, cancer screening decreased precipitously; home screening for colorectal cancer diminished less than that for colonoscopy and breast and cervical cancer screening. The authors have highlighted approaches for home cancer screening in addition to telemedicine.

Keywords: COVID-19; breast; cancer; cervical; colorectal; home; screening.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / epidemiology*
  • COVID-19 / virology
  • Early Detection of Cancer / methods*
  • Early Detection of Cancer / trends*
  • Humans
  • Michigan / epidemiology
  • SARS-CoV-2 / isolation & purification
  • Telemedicine / methods*