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Local doctor says pandemic has increased cancer mortality

An oncologist with Vidant Health and ECU says this is the first time in decades that the number of people dying from cancer has risen. “For the first time in 30 years, the mortality due to cancer has actually gone up,” said Dr. Vijay Chaudhary, “In the last year, because of COVID, a lot of these patients…did not come for their physician visits or did not undergo the necessary screening.”

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source: Nikki Hauser - WITN