COVID-19 and its impact on breast cancer care in the UK

Dr Raghavan Vidya, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, has contributed an interesting article on how COVID-19 has impacted oncological breast surgery in the UK.

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By Dr Raghavan Vidya MS, MD, FRCS, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. 

The recent onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the practice of oncological breast surgery. It has significantly impacted the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer due to the diversification of the medical work force and decision to focus on treating the critically ill. Clinical practice has changed overnight for doctors, with the need to prioritise patients and make difficult choices by offering less treatment - which has been contrary to routine practice previously.

Click here to continue reading the article on ecancer.org

Other related resources on COVID-19 have also been published on ecancer.org - click here for details

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