The Evening Standard

How coronavirus lockdown has caused a cancer “timebomb”

July 10, 2020
The Evening Standard's revealed how thousands of Londoners are missing urgent checks for cancer as the full impact of the coronavirus lockdown emerges. Those seeking a two-week hospital referral from their GP fell by almost 18,000 in May — 53 per cent lower than the same month last year, and worse than the rest of the country. The number of Londoners starting life-saving or life-extending treatment also fell by about 1,000 — 35 per cent lower than last year. Health editor Ross Lydall tells us how health campaigners fear cancer has become "the forgotten C" during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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