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Cancer In 2020 Half Of The Cases, Without Detecting Or Treating

Cancer in 2020: half of cases, undetected or treated

The decrease in new diagnoses has reached an average of 31%, but in the case of new cancer diagnoses, the drop reaches 50%, according to data from a study carried out by researchers from Pompeu Fabra University.

The new study by the Center for Research in Health Economics (CRES) of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona has studied the differences in new diagnoses between 2019 and 2020 and indicates that one out of every two cancers was not detected and, therefore , was not treated at the right time.

The authors published study in the magazine Environmental Research and Public Health They point out that in April 2020 only 2 cases of cancer were diagnosed for every 10 cases diagnosed in the same month of the previous year.

One in every two cancers was not detected and, therefore, was not treated at the right time.

The saturation of the health system and the fear of contagion that alienated the population from hospitals and health centers has had serious consequences for health.

According to the municipal report Health in Barcelona, the decrease in new diagnoses has been detected in all age groups and in both sexes: breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women; leukemia, the most common in young people between 15 and 24 years old; and those of the prostate and the genital apparatus, in men.

The Barcelona City Council report emphasizes that cancer control begins with prevention, detection and early diagnosis.


From the age of 25 or from the moment they begin to have sexual intercourse, annual gynecological check-ups are highly recommended.

To avoid major problems, it is key to prevent diseases and detect any pathology or abnormality early, even when there are still no symptoms.

Cancer control begins with prevention and early diagnosis ”.

In annual gynecological check-up, at Women's CD we review the genital tract and pay special attention to the detection of gynecological, uterine and ovarian cancer, breast cancer, the Human Papilloma Virus, and other pathologies such as endometriosis, polycystic ovaries or polyps in the uterus.

En Women's CD, we recommend that our patients from the 40 years (or at 30 if there are relatives of breast or ovarian cancer) begin to have a annual mammogram in conjunction with the gynecological examination.

Thanks to the mammography it is possible to identify breast cancer in its earliest stage and achieve an early diagnosis that saves lives.

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