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Cancer Went Undetected For Some Due To Covid Pandemic - Data

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Preliminary data indicates that the number of cancer cases diagnosed in 2021 was 6% lower than projected.

1 in 12 expected cancers weren't detected over the first 2 years of the covid pandemic, according to a new report

Disruption to healthcare caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, continued to negatively impact cancer diagnoses in 2021, according to data published by the National Cancer Registry.

Preliminary data indicates that the number of cancer cases diagnosed in 2021 was 6% lower than projected.

The latest information, which is funded by the Irish Cancer Society, shows the number of cancer cases was down 1,665 cases in 2021.

Pancreatic and kidney cancers appear to have been most significantly impacted by the disruptions that occurred due to Covid-19.

However, colorectal and breast and cervical cancer case numbers - which were the most impacted during 2020 - returned to expected case numbers in 2021.

 

 

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