The coronavirus pandemic has caused devastating delays for local people with cancer. The Christie will soon see a surge in patients from Manchester and across the North West.
We already have the best clinicians, the specialist treatments and the world-leading researchers we need to rise to the challenge.
But we need your support, too.
This year, the challenges associated with cancer have multiplied as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – for patients and clinicians.
In the last 6 months, the number of people receiving a cancer diagnosis has fallen dramatically all over the UK, including Manchester.
This has been because people were concerned about visiting their GP or local hospital. But unfortunately, cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19.
As a result, we are expecting a huge number of new cancer cases in the weeks and months ahead. Many of the people we see will require more complex treatment due to the delay in their diagnoses.
Any support you can give us will make a really big difference to our patients. You can help make sure we can give our new patients as much hope as possible.