Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn

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Delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could cause thousands of excess deaths in the UK within a year, research suggests.

Scientists suggest there could be at least 7,000 additional deaths - but in a worst case scenario that number could be as high as 35,000.

There are concerns routine screenings, urgent referrals and treatments have been delayed or cancelled.

NHS England said it was working hard to restore services.

Scientists examined data from eight hospital trusts and shared their findings exclusively with BBC Panorama


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