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Cancer during Covid: ‘Anyone who has noticed any unusual symptoms, it’s vital to get checked’


by Jennifer McShane
10th Dec 2021

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The psychological impact of cancer is among the most enduring challenges of a diagnosis. During a pandemic, that is compounded by the very real fears about getting timely access to tests and treatment and surveillance and follow up appointments

Recent research from Pfizer shows that one in five people are worried that they could have missed out on a diagnosis and treatments due to the pandemic with around half surveyed either cancelling medical appointments or missing scheduled appointments. Numbers also revealed that 41 per cent of women said they were concerned about getting breast cancer or cervical cancer and almost 40 per cent were concerned about all other forms of cancer. Rachel Morrogh, Director...

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