Could 80,000 Cancer Diagnoses be Missed in 90-days?

Busch Center Provides Safe Alternative for Men to Remain Proactive with Prostate MRI Screening
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ALPHARETTA, Ga. - June 22, 2020 - PRLog -- For the past three months the world has sheltered in place for the coronavirus. Meanwhile, having access to many critical health services has gone by the wayside like: Emergency Room visits, preventative care, surgeries and even screening tests for one of the leading causes of death in the United States - cancer.  Unfortunately, cancer doesn't wait to be diagnosed or treated until the end of a virus outbreak.  The result of waiting to be screened or biopsied can be harmful and more deadly than the virus itself.

"The key to successful cancer treatment is to catch cancer at its earliest stage," says Dr. Joseph J. Busch, MD Oncological Radiologist and Founder of the Busch Center, "That's why an accurate and timely diagnosis is critical."

Over 22 million screening tests for five common tumors for 80,000 patients may be missed or delayed during the 3-month period from early March through early June because of disruptions to health care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of these  22,600 cases are prostate cancer.1, the second most common cancer among men and the second leading cause of men's cancer in the United States, according to an April report by Iqvia Institute (

Fortunately, Busch Center is open for all procedures including proactive prostate MRI screenings, Targeted MRI In-bore Biopsies, and non-invasive prostate cancer treatments called Focal Laser Ablation and the TULSA Procedure. Busch Center's 3T MR machine alongside Dr. Busch's expert staff with years of experience combine ensure patients get the most accurate results in the most comfortable and safe environment.

Busch Center is a private practice with private waiting rooms and restrooms for patients and their loved ones. Every room is sanitized between patient visits. Patients at Busch Center also benefit from a Visible Radiologist, Dr. Busch, who sits with each patient to review their scans and procedures, answers questions, and makes recommendations.

"It's tragic what prostate cancer, when left undetected, can do to a man – both physically and emotionally," remarks Dr. Busch, "Proactive MRI screenings are simple and quick. There are no needles, no radiation and no contrast involved; you just lay on the table for 15 minutes and you're done."

Busch Center is setting a new standard of care for prostate cancer screenings and treatments, and their patients experience better outcomes.  Connect with the Busch Center (

1Source:, ( Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's (ACS) publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2

2Source: Murray A and Kleinrock M. 
Shifts in healthcare demand, delivery and care during the COVID-19 era. ( IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. April 2020.

Melissa Watkins
Location:Alpharetta - Georgia - United States
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