• When Covid first hit, prostate cancer surgeries fell much more for Black men than white men

    13 days ago - By STAT

    Last year's lockdown during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic erased cancer surgery from many hospitals' calendars as they diverted resources to meet the mounting surge in Covid-19 patients. A new study reports a wide racial disparity in which men with prostate cancer during the pandemic's first wave underwent a prostatectomy, a gap that was tightly tied to where they received cancer care.
    Before the pandemic, there was little difference between Black and white men in their rates of receiving the surgery, considered the standard of care for prostate cancer patients whose cancer...
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