Europe is facing a “cancer epidemic” unless urgent action is taken to strengthen treatment and research, according to The Guardian, which reported that more than 1 million cancer diagnoses were missed during the New Coronation epidemic.
A paper published Nov. 16 in The Lancet Oncology shows that in the first year of the pandemic, clinicians found 1.5 million fewer cancer patients.
And 1 in 2 cancer patients did not receive timely surgery or chemotherapy.
Approximately 100 million cancer screenings were missed, and it is estimated that as many as 1 million European citizens may have undiagnosed cancer.
The new crown epidemic has led to the cessation of clinical trials for many diseases, including cancer, and the proportion of patients diagnosed with late-stage cancer will be even higher due to significant delays in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
This shift will continue to put pressure on the European cancer system for years to come.