This is an unprecedented time in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic is far-reaching and is having an undeniable impact on people across Canada and around the world. At the start of the pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 led to a quickly changing environment and our government and healthcare leaders made incredibly difficult decisions to make sure there was capacity to support those affected by the virus. But as governments responded to the crisis, we were hearing from people with cancer whose surgeries were postponed, treatment plans changed and tests delayed, who were worried about becoming collateral damage of COVID-19.
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As our healthcare system continues to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19, the needs of Canadians affected by cancer must not be forgotten. Cancer is a life-threatening disease that more than one million Canadians are living with and beyond. The impact of continued cancelled diagnostics, treatments and appointments to our healthcare system and the health outcomes of Canadians will be devastating.
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The safety of people with cancer, their caregivers, healthcare providers and staff working in the health system needs to be a priority.