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Surge in number of cancer patients admitted to hospital

It's believed the increase could be down to distortions caused by the pandemic

Figures obtained from Manx Care under a Freedom of Information request suggest a large increase in the number of patients being admitted to hospital for cancer treatments.

Monthly admissions for any form of cancer between 2019 and 2021 showed a significant rise during most months last year.

Malcolm Clague of the Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association, believes the size of the discrepancies could be partly down to Manx Care calculating the figures in a different way, and distortions caused by the Covid pandemic.

Manx Radio's Simon Richardson spoke with him:

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