Lockdown didn't save lives from cancer

Professor Wishart, Chief Medical Officer at Check4Cancer has written an article for The Spectator on how cancer treatment should not have stopped during lockdowns.  The recent cross-party report ‘Catch-Up With Cancer -The Way Forward’ showed that UK lockdowns had resulted in a staggering drop in cancer treatment. There were 350,000 fewer urgent cancer referrals in 2020 and 40,000 fewer cancer diagnoses compared to 2019.

Professor Wishart discusses how in Sweden where lockdown was less strict than in the UK that there is evidence that patients with prostate cancer had their treatment protected during the first wave. The Swedish data on prostate cancer confirms these patients should and could have been protected.

Read the full article in The Spectator here