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Colon cancer kills more people than coronavirus


Numbers show that more people die from colorectal cancer than coronaviruses – leading physicians say Britain is "obsessed" with Covid deaths

  • Numbers show that more people die from colorectal cancer than COVID-19
  • Professor Karol Sikora, an oncologist, said the number of cancer deaths will increase
  • There are 319 colorectal cancer deaths per week and 42,000 new cases per year

Britain is "obsessed" with Covid 19 deaths, a leading medical doctor warned last night as new numbers show that more people are now dying from colorectal cancer.

Professor Karol Sikora, an oncologist, said that the number of cancer deaths would increase if ministers didn't focus on non-coronavirus patients who had a hard time getting vital tests.

At the peak of the outbreak in mid-April, according to the Office of National Statistics, more than 8,000 coronavirus-related deaths occurred in England and Wales each week.

Professor Karol Sikora, an oncologist, said that the number of cancer deaths would increase if ministers didn't focus on non-coronavirus patients who had a hard time getting vital tests. Pictured: Photo of a patient in the hospital

The number has fallen sharply since then.

There were 305 across the UK in the week leading up to July 17, for which the latest figures are available.

In contrast, there are 319 colorectal cancer deaths in the UK each week, based on an annual figure of 16,600 from the Cancer Research UK charity.

Prof. Sikora, Chief Medical Officer of Rutherford Health, who has started offering cancer tests and treatments for NHS patients, said: “We have spent too much time obsessed with Covid deaths and have not tried our health system enough restart as usual to avoid other deaths. & # 39;

He said colorectal cancer is "common" – there are 42,000 new cases a year – and while it can be cured in over 90 percent of patients if it is discovered early, "as it spreads, it drops to less than 15 percent ".

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