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Covid in Scotland: Cancer diagnoses fell 40% at start of pandemic
« เมื่อ: พฤศจิกายน 19, 2020, 05:29:54 PM »
Covid in Scotland: Cancer diagnoses fell 40% at start of
pandemic




The number slotxo of people diagnosed with cancer fell by 40% at the start of the Covid pandemic, according
to public health statistics.

Public Health Scotland (PHS) figures indicate cancer diagnoses fell by about 4,000 between March and June
when compared with the previous year.

The number of patients diagnosed between January and March were similar to the same period in 2019.

But from March the figure dropped by about 40%.

Overall the total number of diagnoses between January and the end of June fell 19% on the same period
the previous year.

Public Health Scotland said the drop was likely to be down to a combination of factors.

These included patients with possible symptoms not going to their GP - perhaps because they were
concerned about catching Covid.

Changes to screening programmes and a reduction in diagnostic services and treatments available may
also have contributed.

PHS added that the coronavirus had caused "substantial direct and indirect harm" across the country.

During her daily briefing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was asked to comment on the likely
under-reporting of cancer cases during the pandemic.

She insisted that if restrictions had not been put in place, Scotland would be facing deaths
"many, many times" the 5,135 fatalities officially recorded.

However, she added: "We have always acknowledged that lockdown restrictions do other harms which
is why we have the four-harm analysis of any restrictions that we have.