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‘They paused my chemo because of Covid’

Kelly Smith was diagnosed with bowel cancer more than three years ago.

Thousands of cancer patients had their treatment halted or delayed as coronavirus spread in the UK, and she was one of them.

Her friend, Deborah James is a fellow bowel cancer patient who has been investigating cancer care during the pandemic for BBC Panorama and the BBC 5 Live podcast You, Me and The Big C. She tells Kelly's story.

Watch more on Britain's Cancer Crisis on the BBC IPlayer.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised, support and advice is available via BBC Action Line.