Breast cancer care another casualty of COVID-19

A troubling side effect to COVID restrictions and lockdown has emerged in breast cancer care. There have been fewer doctor’s appointments, reduced and delayed screening, and a reduction in surgical procedures. Not only has there been a delay in breast examinations, but much needed preventative treatment such as chemotherapy. 

Early detection and intervention reduce the risk of the cancer progressing. Women are being encouraged to talk to their General Practitioner about their individual risk and resume their regular breast screening. Read more

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