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COVID delaying diagnosis and treatment

COVID delaying diagnosis and treatment

Posted by Essjay on Oct 27, 2020 10:47 am

It’s official, and sad...

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/10/24/ontario-shut-down-non-urgent-health-services-in-the-spring-now-ontario-hospitals-are-seeing-many-more-patients-with-advanced-cancers.html
Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor since July 2018

Re: COVID delaying diagnosis and treatment

Posted by ashcon on Oct 27, 2020 11:42 am

Sad as it is, thanks for sharing this Essjay‍ . You are right, not a surprise.  (I couldn't access this article because I don't subscribe) but I found a similar sentiment in a CBC article:
 
"[though] every effort has been made to triage patients, it's very possible that an "unfortunate unintended consequence" could be untold numbers of missed cancers, diseases and declining health that would eventually demand more complex care than if they had been caught earlier."
 
---- "Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced." ----

Re: COVID delaying diagnosis and treatment

Posted by Essjay on Oct 28, 2020 8:37 am

Whoops - I accessed the article on Twitter where the newspaper has made access to articles about COVID free, but I guess once off the platform it’s not...
Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor since July 2018