A study suggests delays in treatment – be it surgery, radiotherapy or other procedures such as chemotherapy – for seven types of cancers had a significant negative impact on patient mortality. Photo: Getty Images/Cavan Images RF A study suggests delays in treatment – be it surgery, radiotherapy or other procedures such as chemotherapy – for seven types of cancers had a significant negative impact on patient mortality. Photo: Getty Images/Cavan Images RF
A study suggests delays in treatment – be it surgery, radiotherapy or other procedures such as chemotherapy – for seven types of cancers had a significant negative impact on patient mortality. Photo: Getty Images/Cavan Images RF
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Delaying cancer treatment, even by a month, sharply raises death risk, warn medical experts, as Covid-19 disrupts health care

  • Treating Covid-19 has disrupted cancer care, but delays in treatments for seven tumour types reduce patients’ chances of surviving them, researchers show
  • The study’s authors call for urgent measures to tackle backlogs and the use of alternative, equally effective, treatments

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A study suggests delays in treatment – be it surgery, radiotherapy or other procedures such as chemotherapy – for seven types of cancers had a significant negative impact on patient mortality. Photo: Getty Images/Cavan Images RF A study suggests delays in treatment – be it surgery, radiotherapy or other procedures such as chemotherapy – for seven types of cancers had a significant negative impact on patient mortality. Photo: Getty Images/Cavan Images RF
A study suggests delays in treatment – be it surgery, radiotherapy or other procedures such as chemotherapy – for seven types of cancers had a significant negative impact on patient mortality. Photo: Getty Images/Cavan Images RF
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