Doctors Say The Pandemic Hurt Cancer Screenings, Treatment

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The coronavirus pandemic is proving to have a negative impact on cancer cases.

Cancer doctors say they’re seeing new patients come in for treatment with more advanced stages of cancer than before the pandemic.

A new survey from the American Society for Radiation Oncology shows 73% of doctors have noticed patients not getting their screenings and many said existing patients had their radiation treatments interrupted during the pandemic.

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