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World Cancer Day: Health experts express concern over delay in cancer treatment
The Free Press Journal | 04/02/2022 09:57 AM | Click to read full article
Timely cancer diagnosis and treatment are essential to cure the disease in time and reduce death risk and its spread to vital organs. But, the pandemic has led to an unprecedented crisis of sorts for cancer patients.
On World Cancer Day, Dr Prashant Mehta, Senior Consultant & Bone Marrow Transplant Head, Cancer Department of Asian Hospital, said, “Several patients were afraid to come to the hospital due to Covid. This led to their not being detected in time. Those diagnosed in the third stage could have been diagnosed in stage two or one.