The burden of Covid-19 on cancer: delays of 6 months in screening in various European countries

The burden of Covid-19 on cancer: delays of 6 months in screening in various European countries

A delay of this kind, if not recovered in the shortest possible time, could have a major impact in the coming years. The risk is an increase in mortality from various cancers around 10% in 5 years

(photo: Steve Buissinne via Pixabay) Even in the pandemic, there is not only Covid-19: other diseases do not go on vacation. Among the damage to our health there are also indirect ones, not caused by the coronavirus, but due to delays in treatments and visits and non-performance. Visits and analyzes that are sometimes recovered with difficulty or with a long time, especially if one thinks of examinations for cancer prevention, whose delays are still accumulating. Not only cancer patients have been affected by this situation, but also all people with other chronic diseases, with rare diseases, and several others: in some cases even acute events such as heart attacks have not been treated as they should.
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