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Mail Tribune: Cancer patients pushed aside by the unvaccinated

Grants Pass general surgeon Megan Frost, MD, explains how the delta surge is delaying treatment for other patients.

Dr. Megan Frost is making hard phone calls to tell people with cancer that the surgeries they need are being delayed by weeks and perhaps months while Rogue Valley hospitals struggle with an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 patients.

She said she tells them, “I know you have cancer. We can’t take care of it right now, and I’m not sure when we’re going to be able to get you in.”

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