More than 1,500 NHS breast reconstructions delayed due to Covid

Breast cancer patients in UK facing waits of ‘months, possibly years’ because of cases backlog

More than 1,500 breast cancer patients in UK face long waits to have reconstructive surgery after hospitals could not operate on them during the pandemic because they were tackling Covid-19.

The women are facing delays of “many months, possibly years” because the NHS has such a big backlog of cases to get through, according to research by the charity Breast Cancer Now.

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