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Goa: Amid Covid fears, specialists warn about late-stage cancers
Times of India | 23/08/2021 01:12 PM | Click to read full article
Even as people have avoided seeing their doctor during the pandemic due to the fear of contracting Covid-19, specialists across the state have sounded out a warning that many cancer patients have been presenting late even though they knew there was something drastically wrong with their health.
“The fear of the pandemic was so high that people took all other complaints lightly. Every day, I see a new cancer patient,” said Dr Jose Filipe Alvares, a senior gastroenterologist and endoscopist. In Goa, cancers of the gastrointestinal tract are common.