Thousands of cancer patients could die early due to coronavirus delays, study finds

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Researchers warn suspended surgery and treatments will lead to some cases becoming incurable

Thousands of people with cancer could die early because so many hospitals have suspended surgery for the disease while the NHS battles the coronavirus, experts warn today.

The pandemic will have “a terrible indirect impact on the lives of cancer patients” for months to come, on top of the devastation for families who have lost a loved one to Covid-19, according to research by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).

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