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Europe’s coming cancer wave

Pandemic-shocked health systems are picking up the pieces, confronted by missed diagnoses, delayed treatments and higher mortality.

In a world without COVID-19, a million Europeans would have received a cancer diagnosis since the start of the pandemic — instead, health care disruption means they have missed out on a diagnosis that might save their life.

  • Carlo Martuscelli
  • Politico

That’s the estimate from the European Cancer Organisation (ECO), a federation of medical NGOs, after analyzing data on cancer diagnoses across Europe over the past year as well as differences between this year’s…

The culprit:

The coronavirus pandemic, which forced health…

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