During the pandemic, many countries have reported a drop in cancer diagnoses, including Denmark, which has been relatively successful in handling COVID-19 effectively [5–9]. The health sector of the Faroes is governed locally in the Faroe Islands, but patients are sent to Denmark for specific treatments not offered in the Faroes, including radiation therapy, some chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. This does not imply that changes in health sector prioritizations in Denmark would have a direct effect on the diagnosing of cancers in the Faroe Islands. However, due to the close connection between these countries, one could imagine that any other reason for delayed cancer diagnoses in Denmark would also affect the Faroe Islands. Thus, this study aimed to investigate if COVID-19 has had a similar impact on cancer diagnoses in the Faroe Islands.
- Faroe islands
- cancer diagnosis