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Cancer surgery delays risk 'thousands' of deaths
HEALTH

Cancer surgery delays risk 'thousands' of deaths

Published: May 20, 2020  |  2 min read, 410 words
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The NHS must ensure cancer-surgery delays do not cost more lives than the number of Covid-19 patients saved, In some cancers, a three-month delay could make the difference between a tumour being curable or not, Prof Clare Turnbull said.And her modelling suggested delaying surgery risked thousands of additional deaths. NHS England is already urging people to seek help for worrying symptoms.But by the end of April, cancer referrals had dropped by an estimated 70%.Cancer doctors have told BBC News of having to make difficult decisions to .As normal service resumed, the NHS should prioritise... READ MORE
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