May 16, 2021

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Chief advisor claims Covid lockdown has resulted in ‘an even greater toll from lung cancer’


The top respiratory advisor says NHS advice to “ stop services ” during the coronavirus pandemic “ has resulted in the lung cancer toll being high

  • Dr. David Baldwin was addressing the British Thoracic Tumor Group
  • Cough patients have been told by general practitioners to avoid coming to surgery
  • He claimed that this had the effect of severely limiting access to counseling and care

A large number of lung cancer patients face an early grave because the NHS “stopped” their services during the epidemic.

Respiratory consultant David Baldwin, who leads a national disease expert group, said the patients were victims of a “ natural experiment ” in which access to services was drastically cut off due to Covid.

Speaking to the annual conference of the British Group of Thoracic Tumors, he said: “ The method was to stop the patient’s activity by telling them to stay home if they had a cough and not approach the doctors, which severely limited access to advice and care.

Respiratory consultant David Baldwin, who leads a national disease expert group, said the patients were victims of a “ natural experiment ” in which access to services was drastically cut off due to Covid.

He said many patients had been put off seeking help and advice for their cough due to the Covid-19 advice

He said many patients had been put off seeking help and advice for their cough due to the Covid-19 advice

The result was fewer patients – many of them likely to die, even without a diagnosis – and then reduced [lung cancer] Dropp off. ‘

He said he was “absolutely convinced” that the deaths from lung cancer over the past year would be very low.

“Despite the epidemic, the majority of cancer treatments have continued,” an NHS spokesperson said.

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