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WARNING: Professor Mark Lawler, a leading cancer researcher at Queen’s University Belfast, has warned more cancer patients will die as a result of not seeing a doctor urgently

WARNING: Professor Mark Lawler, a leading cancer researcher at Queen’s University Belfast, has warned more cancer patients will die as a result of not seeing a doctor urgently

WARNING: Professor Mark Lawler, a leading cancer researcher at Queen’s University Belfast, has warned more cancer patients will die as a result of not seeing a doctor urgently

Cancer patients face increased death risks by putting off a diagnosis over fears attending a GP or hospital exposes them to Covid-19.

New research shows many patients are not being referred for specialist treatment because they fear picking up Covid-19 in healthcare settings, meaning necessary interventions are not happening as regularly as before the coronavirus outbreak.


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