CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women - WINCARS 2020; 5(03): 256-259
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716924
Review Article

Considerations for the Care of Women with Gynecological Cancers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Abstract

Delivering care for patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic can pose a significant challenge, given the fact that cancer patients face a higher risk of morbidity and mortality from the infection. Outcomes in gynecological cancers are heavily stage-dependent, ranging from 5-year survival 95% in early stage to less than 15% in advanced stages. Early diagnosis and timely treatment are therefore of the utmost importance, but they should be balanced, considering the availability of local expertise and resources and the local pandemic status. This article outlines the management guidelines for the care of women with gynecological malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Publication History

Publication Date:
05 October 2020 (online)

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