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Impact of coronavirus on cancer services revealed - over 2 million people waiting for screening, tests and treatments

1 month ago   |   By Cancer Research UK

COVID-19 has placed a huge strain on cancer services in the UK.
It's been felt in all areas of cancer care - from screening and diagnosis through to cancer treatment, as we've blogged about before. And new figures have revealed the sheer scale of this disruption - estimating that over 2 million people in the UK are waiting for screening, tests and treatments since lockdown began 10 weeks ago.
Our chief clinician, Professor Charles Swanton, has seen first-hand the devastating impact this pandemic is having on patients. “Delays to diagnosis and treatment could mean that some cancers will...
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