Report from the UK as COVID-19 infections continue to increase a number of hospitals in the UK have cancelled cancer surgeries.  Estimates suggest that in London alone, more than 500 patients with cancer need to be treated per week to stay on top of demand, but most hospitals that were meant to remain COVID-19-free are now compromised.  The Royal College of Surgeons has called on the Government to bring in the private sector again as a matter of urgency. The study estimates that a 4-week delay in cancer treatment increases the mortality risk by 4–8%.

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