A deeply touching reflection on the pandemic's devastating effects on the world of medicine. The pandemic has pushed the NHS to the edge. The effects it has had on checkups to life-defining operations are still rippling in deadly ways. The system for cancer treatment before COVD-19 was already struggling, but now this setback means its impacts will be even more profound. How back will the pandemic set cancer treatment in the UK? Miranda Green reflects on "the most surreal and extreme period" of her life after being diagnosed with breast cancer and the months spent waiting for life-saving treatment. She uses her experience to reflect on the world's struggling healthcare system and how the backlog of COVID will affect healthcare systems for years to come.