CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women - WINCARS 2020; 5(03): 260-263
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716923
Review Article

Considerations for the Management of Women with Breast Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monica Irukulla
1  Department of Radiation Oncology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Palwai Vinitha Reddy
2  Department of Radiation Oncology, AIG Hospitals, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Source of Funding Nil.

Abstract

Outcomes in cancer patients are strongly influenced by timeliness and quality of multidisciplinary interventions. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to severe disruption in cancer care in many countries. This has necessitated several changes in clinical care and workflow, including resource allocation, team segregation and deferment of many elective procedures. Several international oncological societies have proposed guidelines for the care of patients afflicted with breast cancer during the pandemic with a view to optimize resource allocation and maximize risk versus benefit for the individual and society. Clinicians may utilize these recommendations to adapt patient care, based on the current availability of resources and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in each region. This article discusses the guidelines for care of patients afflicted with breast cancer during the pandemic.



Publication History

Publication Date:
29 September 2020 (online)

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