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How Cancer Diagnoses Are Missed When Symptoms Mimic COVID-19

A medical worker enters the emergency room at a hospital on April 15, 2020 in Brooklyn. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)
A medical worker enters the emergency room at a hospital on April 15, 2020 in Brooklyn. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

Many routine cancer screenings have been postponed during the pandemic. But the director of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute’s Leukemia program and author Dr. Mikkael Sekeres notes that ER and primary care doctors are missing some cancers because symptoms such as fatigue, sore throat and cough are mistaken for COVID-19.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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