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Fears over wave of breast cancer unfounded

Fears that temporarily suspending breast cancer screening services during the pandemic would create a wave of advanced tumours do not appear to have come true.

NSW suspended screening services for seven weeks in early 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A study by the Cancer Institute NSW published on Thursday compared the average tumour size of women who had their mammography screening delayed by the pandemic and those who had not.

Read the full paper story in the Canberra Times, and the paper here .