The Law Society Gazette has reported the possibility of rising numbers of compensation claims from cancer patients who have been adversely affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Questions have been raised with regard to the delays and postponements of cancer treatment during the Covid-19 lockdown. A possible 3,500 avoidable cancer deaths over the next five years have been predicted due to this unprecedented situation.

Last month, calls were made by medical and legal professionals for the government to support a renewed focus on the treatment of cancer patients in order to minimise the potential impact of the widespread coronavirus infection.

During the Covid-19 outbreak, diagnostic testing and cancer treatment for some patients have been delayed with the possibility of devastating outcomes. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can allow time for the severity and spread of a cancer to increase, putting the patient at an increased risk of death.

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