Cancer patients in Britain report their lives are being cut short by delayed diagnoses and treatment pauses due to the “obsession” with COVID-19.
Sharing their stories with the Daily Mail, several patients facing dramatically shortened lifespans — many the parents of young children — said that ‘The NHS should be for everybody, not just Covid patients.”
“My prognosis is not good. I’ve likely got four months to a year left to live,” reported 42-year-old Beth Purvis, who said she had an operation to remove a tumour from her lung cancelled on just a week’s notice in March.
The mother-of-two said the she “burst into tears” when she received the “devastating” news that her operation had been cancelled.
devastated, I just burst into tears. It is a critical operation because it could help buy me time.
“I will never know if that operation could have saved my life. It might have done.