Tony O’Brien: True cost of delayed cancer diagnosis during Covid only now becoming clear
The Covid pandemic may be over, but cancer patients and their families will be counting the cost of Ireland’s long lockdowns for years to come
Irish cancer patients were badly impacted by Covid-19. During the first few months of the pandemic, around 700 patients affected by cancer tested positive for the virus, with 189 succumbing to the illness.
The pandemic may be over, but what is now becoming clear is just how much the diagnosis and treatment of cancer has been affected by Covid and the lockdown measures introduced in response to the virus.
Data from the Department of Health ...