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Delaying Cancer Care Costs Lives

Even as the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the delivery of many kinds of health care, a new study suggests that delaying cancer treatment by even a month can raise your risk of dying by 6% to 13%, and that risk keeps rising the longer treatment is delayed.

The increased risk of death for seven types of cancer can occur regardless of eventual treatment, whether it’s surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, and delays in treatment have only lengthened since the pandemic began.

Read the full article here. 

source: Steven Reinberg - Health Day