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I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year | Val Curtis

24 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Before Covid-19, the NHS was already on its knees. Now is the time for a visionary plan for health
Prof Val Curtis is director of the environmental health group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine The first thing I saw as I woke up from surgery was the tanned face of my surgeon leaning over me. “It's bad news, I'm afraid.” Surgery was my last hope. I'd been diagnosed with suspected vaginal cancer at Christmas the previous year. As the lump was still small, my oncologist was optimistic. With radiotherapy and chemo she thought we'd beat it. And, indeed, by last summer I'd...
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