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Northern Ireland Cancer Registry

N. Ireland Cancer Registry

The impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on cancer diagnosis

During the last few weeks of March 2020 lockdown 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 lockdown 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:

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.