Will cancelled cancer operations put patients' lives at risk? - News Summed Up

Will cancelled cancer operations put patients' lives at risk?


Speaking to Good Health on the day she should have been undergoing surgery, Beth, 40, a legal assistant from Essex, was tearful and frightened. But while having a hip replacement op cancelled may leave a patient in pain for longer, for some cancer patients like Beth, indefinite postponement could be a matter of life and death. Sir Simon said cancer treatment and other urgent care would continue as normal. For surgical cancer patients, the lowest priority is where surgery can be delayed for ten to 12 weeks with ‘no predicted negative outcome’. Because cancer patients need this crisis to be over as soon as possible.’


Source: Daily Mail March 30, 2020 21:32 UTC



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