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#205 Don't Delay Campaign


 

21 August 2020

Today, Cancer Council Victoria launches its ‘Don’t Delay’ campaign aimed at reminding Victorians that other medical issues don’t stop because of COVID-19. Cancer Council Victoria hopes that by sharing this message they can encourage anyone experiencing new or concerning symptoms not to delay medical appointments.

In Victoria, pathology notifications of cancers declined significantly during the first COVID-19 restrictions, and we expect the trend to continue as we face continuing restrictions to combat COVID-19. 

What this suggests, and what we are hearing from our members and the public, is that people are deferring medical appointments to get check-ups and investigate new symptoms as result of COVID-19 related concerns. 

This is of concern to us all.

Please click here for more information on this important campaign.

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