There was a sharp drop in mammography breast cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the decline was especially severe among American women of color and those living in rural areas, new research shows. … compared the number of screening mammograms at … a not-for-profit health care system in Washington state, between April and December of 2019 and then again during the same months in 2020. … The number of completed screenings fell by almost half, from almost 56,000 in 2019 to around 27,500 in 2020.