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Northern Ireland Cancer Registry

N. Ireland Cancer Registry

Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Diagnosis

The impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnosis

During the last few weeks of March 2020 restrictions began to be put in place in Northern Ireland to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Consequently, some key cancer services, such as breast and bowel screening, were impacted, while many potential cancer patients did not come forward with symptoms due to concerns over the virus.

To evaluate the resulting impact of this on cancer diagnosis, NICR produces a monthly overview of recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. These reports are available below:

February 2021 Update

  • Summary - Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download summary
  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report 
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report

January 2021 Update

  • Summary - Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download summary
  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report 
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report

December 2020 Update

  • Summary - Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download summary
  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report 
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report

November 2020 Update

  • Summary - Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download summary
  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report 
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report

October 2020 Update

  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report

September 2020 Update

  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer, click here to download report.
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer, click here to download report.
  • Recent trends in the number of patient with pathology samples summary indicating cancer, click here to download summary.

August 2020 Update

  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer, click here to download report.
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer, click here to download report.

July 2020 Update

  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer, click here to download report.
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report.

June 2020 Update

  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer, click here to download report.
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report.

May 2020 Update

  • Recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer. click here to download report.
  • Recent trends in the number of pathology samples indicating cancer, please click here to download report.