THOUSANDS of cancers are being missed every week because patients are not going to their GP, a charity has warned.
Cancer Research UK said referrals for urgent hospital appointments or checks were down 75 per cent since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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The charity’s Sarah Woolnough said about 2,300 cancers a week were missed as a result.
Many treatable cancers will become inoperable if they remained undetected, she warned.
Separate figures estimate another 400 cancers a week are being missed because screening is suspended for breast, cervical and bowel disease, the Daily Mail reported.
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Normally, up to 19,000 patients a week would attend these vital checks.
But most health trusts have stopped sending out letters.
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