Drop in the number of cancer diagnoses

A study from Macmillan Cancer Support suggests that cancer is going undiagnosed for up to 2,000 people a week due to COVID-19 concerns in hospitals and GP surgeries.

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in patients having appointments cancelled or postponed, or diagnostics being delayed because patients are concerned about attending hospital due to concerns about contracting the virus.

The survey included 100 cancer patients and showed almost half (45%) had seen their cancer treatment delayed, cancelled or changed as a result of coronavirus.

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