Health officials are reminding Minnesota women to get a regular breast cancer screening. Minnesota’s Sage Screening Program says in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic there was a large decrease in breast and cervical cancer screening services. Sage’s Christina Nelson says that trend is finally reversing…

“We have seen people start coming back into our program we were impacted by not only COVID, but also as a result of COVID, some of our providers even shut down that we were working with and didn’t run our program for that time, didn’t screen for cancer.”

As of March 2021, Sage is back to screening 600 or more women a month, which Nelson says is a pace more in line with pre-pandemic screening numbers. Anyone interested in learning more about the Sage program is encouraged to visit mnsage.com.