Dear Editor, Reports from several European countries suggest that COVID-19 had a profound impact on referral for cancer diagnoses. A Dutch study using their National Cancer Registry reported that skin cancer diagnosis fell by 60% 6 weeks after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified in the Netherlands, while for other cancer types, rates of diagnosis fell by 26%. In the UK, reductions of 56% for referrals of all skin cancers and 53% in diagnoses for skin cancers were reported, with similar results found in one Australian state...
- Skin screening
- skin cancers