Will Covid-19 indirectly cause the death of more than 13,000 cancer patients?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – Referring to the hospital pressure generated by the Covid-19, Prof. Axel Kahn gave an estimate of this “excess mortality”. What are the foundations of the president of the National Cancer League?

THE QUESTION. The health consequences of the epidemic extend well beyond people infected with Covid-19. Confinements, but also hospital pressure, directly affect the fight against cancer, for example. “What happens on a daily basis in the flesh, in the minds, is intolerable (…) The lowest evaluation [de la surmortalité de cancer liée à l’épidémie] is 13,500 [décès]. It’s based on 100,000 diagnostic delays since the start of the pandemic – roughly everyone agrees on that figure“, Declared Wednesday on France Info the Pr Axel Kahn, president of the National League against cancer.

While France is hit by a third epidemic wave and the fear of deprogramming in hospitals is shared by a large number of caregivers, what about cancer patients? How does Professor Axel Kahn arrive at this estimate?

CHECKS. Each year in France, around 400,000 cancers are

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