Manoj, GS, Kabeer, KK, Jafferbhoy, S, Marla, S, Soumian, S, Misra, V, Narayanan, S and Brunt, AM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4797-5097 (2020) Breast Cancer Management Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic. Indian Journal of Surgery, 82. pp. 251-258.

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Abstract

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020 has brought about complex challenges in healthcare delivery. With the new rules of lockdown and social distancing and with resources diverted to the management of COVID-19, there are difficulties in continuing usual cancer care. Patients are at risk of contracting COVID-19 with a high chance of patient to healthcare transmission and vice versa. Hospital visits, investigations and all modalities of treatment have potential complications that put patients at risk, some more than others. In this situation, there is a need to change our approach in the management of breast cancer to deliver it safely. We present modified guidelines based on the available consensus statements and evidence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast cancer, Breast surgery, COVID-19, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 10:56
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2020 10:59
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8873

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