A father-of-four has hit out at the government for “pushing aside” cancer patients after his wife’s brain cancer spread when her chemotherapy was stopped during the coronavirus lockdown.
Andy Jenkinson said having life-saving treatment stopped for several months had handed a “death sentence” to some patients.
The 33-year-old, from Bury, Greater Manchester, spoke out after his wife Emma, 31, was told that her brain cancer had spread after her chemotherapy was stopped during lockdown.
He is now working to raise awareness of the issue and says he has been contacted by hundreds of people in similar situations.
Earlier this year, research suggested that almost 18,000 more people would die from cancer over the following 12 months in England because of the impact of COVID-19.
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