‘Really bad timing’: How an Alberta cancer patient has been riding the waves of COVID-19 – CBC

Bitterest pill is imagining unvaccinated patients in the hospital bed that he needs

Sep 19, 2021

Battling cancer is never easy but for Grande Prairie resident David Taylor, COVID-19 has delayed treatments, cancelled surgeries and allowed the disease to spread.

Now as the fourth wave of COVID-19 washes over Alberta’s hospitals, Taylor is also starting to lose hope for a much-needed surgery to remove a tumour from his leg — and a chance to get his life back.

Taylor was diagnosed in May 2019 with penile cancer — which commonly starts in the skin cells of the penis — that has metastasized into his lymph system.

“I’ve kind of had really bad timing. As soon as I needed surgery was kind of when we were going through wave one,” he told CBC’s Radio Active on Friday.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/really-bad-timing-how-an-alberta-cancer-patient-has-been-riding-the-waves-of-covid-19-1.6180834

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