Sunday 3 May 2020

Cancer & Coronavirus

I covered a really troubling story which reflected the impact coronavirus on cancer treatment and detection. The stats are alarming - nationally more than two thousand cancer cases are likely to be going undiagnosed a week and an estimated 18,000 more people could die from cancer.

I filmed with Ben Hurd from Goldthorpe in Barnsley. He should have been having ongoing chemotherapy but it’s been postponed because he’s at high risk of dying if he were to contract Covid-19.

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The making of the story included many firsts for me - the first story I've filmed myself since lockdown started, the first including a Skype interview I filmed at home and my first pkg edited at home.

1 comment:

  1. A terrible dilemma for Ben, his family and friends. Very damaging for future cancer sufferers too ...