Doctors warn of 'tidal wave' of cancer as GP testing plummets

Coronavirus fears means fewer tests are being carried out, with PSA tests down by 60%

Doctors are warning of a “tidal wave” of disease as pathology tests drop in the wake of COVID-19 fears, including a steep decline in prostate cancer checks.  

New data shows prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests have fallen by 60% during the past two months compared with the same time last year, according to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia CEO Professor Jeff Dunn.