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Hospitals Are Bracing For a Spike in Cancer Patients as Covid Ebbs

  • Cancer referrals fell 60% in U.K., adding to patient backlog
  • Thousands may die after treatment delays, missed screenings
Inside The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital In Lancashire

Photographer: Hannah McKay/Reuters/Bloomberg

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Ailsa McDonagh has struggled with cancer on and off for the past five years. When her doctors explained in January that the disease had spread, she was booked swiftly for another round of treatment. Then came the pandemic.