A worrying effect of this pandemic is the delay in exams for diagnosis of breast cancer:
- 6 out of 10 women cancelled their doctor's appointments.
- It is expected a 30% increase in breast cancer cases over the next decade.
- More than 60k new cases this year.
The self-exam does not replace a medical assessment and exams like the mammogram. But represents a relevant step for early diagnosis. The sooner it is discovered and treated, the chances of cure are 95%.