Was COVID or the response to COVID more catastrophic for cancer patients?
That’s the question I have reading this:
“The impact of COVID-19 indeed goes far beyond the disease itself. Cancer touches all our lives, either directly or through its effect on family and loved ones. 1 in 4 people in Europe and Central Asia will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. It is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the WHO European Region, accounting for more than 20 percent of all deaths.
“Looking back over these past 2 years, cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment have suffered in an unprecedented way as health services have struggled to respond to COVID-19,” the WHO Europe Director added.