For Cancer Patients, Anguish Grows Over Deferred Surgery As Risk Rises

Posted by on May 19, 2020 11:50 am
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused routine and life-saving procedures for patients with cancer to be sidelined and delayed. Postponed chemotherapy is sometimes part of the hold-up, with clinics able to handle fewer patients safely each day.

With states starting to reopen, bans on “nonessential” surgeries are beginning to lift, too. But there’s a huge backlog of cases that have only gotten more urgent and heartbreaking for many patients.

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