Medical and Scientific: Cancer spike likely after Covid put life in lockdown

02 Mar 2021 - Medical and Scientific

There could be a surge in cancer diagnoses in the next year, after researchers in Victoria estimated that thousands of cases went undiagnosed during the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. An estimated 2530 cancers were delayed or missed during the six-and-a-half month period of COVID-related restrictions, according to research published yesterday by the Medical Journal of Australia. The impact of delayed diagnosis is greatest for patients with aggressive cancers, with the study authors warning of a surge in cancer diagnoses in the next six to 12 months.

Courier Mail; 02/03/2021; Page 9​