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Lockdown diagnosis delays caused jump in skin cancer deaths, study suggests

Research finds greater proportion of people diagnosed with more advanced melanoma since Covid restrictions

Delays in diagnosis and treatment of a dangerous type of skin cancer because of Covid lockdowns resulted in more than 100,000 years of life lost across Europe and cost the economy more than £6bn, research has suggested.

While lockdowns saved lives from Covid, ramifications of the restrictions are apparent in many areas of healthcare, from lengthy waiting lists for surgery to delays in cancer diagnoses and treatment.

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