Sumit Kumar3, Vishal Kaundal2,Vandana Singh Kushwaha5, Shalini Verma1*, Muninder Negi1 and Nitin Gupta4
1Radiation Oncology Department, Dr RPGMC, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
2Surgery Department, Dr RPGMC, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
3Radiation Department, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
4Nuclear Medicine Department, Dr RPGMC, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
5Radiation Oncology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Shalini Verma, Radiation Oncology Department, Dr RPGMC, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Received: October 23, 2020; Published: October 31, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has become global health emergency. This pandemic stage has brought great challenges to the diagnosis and management of Colorectal cancer (CRC). Surgery being the cornerstone of treatment is difficult to perform at this stage when there is so much burden on the limited hospital resources and social distancing is the only hope of staying protected from such contagious virus. Moreover cancer patients are highly susceptible to Covid-19 infection and treating cancer patients like before is associated with devastating complication with very poor outcome. At this stage healthcare providers should not emphasize only on therapeutics strategy but also on prevention from Covid-19. In this paper we have focused on the challenges pertaining to the screening, diagnosis and management of CRC and the best efforts that can to made to mitigate risks with the available resources.
Keywords: Covid-19; Colorectal Cancer (CRC); Coronavirus Disease
Citation: Shalini Verma., et al. “Challenges in Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Colorectal Cancers in Covid-19 Era". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.11 (2020): 28-33.
Copyright: © 2020 Shalini Verma., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.