‘Cancer won’t wait’: Patients frustrated as surgeries postponed due to COVID overload
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(Elizabeth Payne, Blair Crawford/ The Ottawa Citizen) — Just weeks after learning she had an aggressive form of breast cancer, an Ottawa woman has received more shattering news: Her surgery to remove that cancer has been postponed.

The 51-year-old public health professional with the federal government is one of up to   …

Doctors call for help as hospitals battle surgical backlogs, staffing shortages
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(Nicole Ireland/ CBC News) — Cheryl Sword does as many activities as she can with her husband and 11-year-old son, until she has to stop and rest.

“My abdominal pain and pressure stops me in my tracks,” Sword, 36, who lives in Sherwood Park, Alta., told CBC News.

She was supposed to have two ovarian cysts, one on  …