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Cancer risks being the ‘forgotten C’ during Covid pandemic, Prince Charles warns

Prince Charles has warned that cancer risks becoming ‘the Forgotten C’ during the Covid pandemic.

The Prince of Wales said the delayed operations over the last year are causing ‘despair’.

In a piece for the Daily Telegraph, Charles, patron of Macmillan Cancer Support, said the charity has lost a third of its fundraised income.

He wrote: ‘In many cases, due to the pandemic, difficulties have become crises, a sense of isolation has become actual separation, and – as vital treatment or surgery has been postponed – anxiety has become despair.

‘Macmillan has been adapting to this ever-evolving situation to ensure that cancer does not become ‘the Forgotten C’ during the pandemic.’

Macmillan estimates up to 50,000 people could be living with undiagnosed cancer because of delays to NHS services.

In England alone, between March and August 2020, around 30,000 fewer people had started their first cancer treatment compared to the year before, it added. Read from source….