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Study: COVID-19 Pandemic Is Slowing Down Lung Cancer Treatment For 60% Of Patients

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Published on September 16, 2020 - Duration: 00:34s

Study: COVID-19 Pandemic Is Slowing Down Lung Cancer Treatment For 60% Of Patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted work, school, and social life around the world.

And that's not all.

According to UPI, a new study shows the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused delays in treatment for nearly 60% of lung cancer patients.

For some patients, the data showed treatment delays incurred between March 2 and May 30 lasted a month or more.

At a major health system in Canada, Just under 40% of lung cancer patients saw delays or discontinuation of "palliative chemotherapy.

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