Sumit Kumar3, Vishal Kaundal2, Shilpa Sood6, Vandana Singh Kushwaha5, Shalini Verma1*, Muninder Negi1 and Nitin Gupta4
1Radiation Oncology Department, Dr RPGMC Tanda, India
2Surgery Department, Dr RPGMC Tanda, India
3Radiation Department, AIIMS, NEW Delhi, India
4Nuclear Medicine Department, Dr RPGMC Tanda, India
5Radiation Oncology Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
6Gynaecology, Lady Harding, India
*Corresponding Author: Shalini Verma, Radiation Oncology Department, Dr RPGMC Tanda, India.
Received: October 23, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020
Objective: To illustrate our institutional experience about the challenges we faced and steps taken in the management of the patients with gynaecological malignancies during Covid-19 crises at Dr. R.P.G.MC Tanda.
Methods: The recommendations and guidelines framed by the World Health Organization and other international authorities were followed.
Results: With our multidisciplinary approach and intensive efforts we tried to provide all the feasible services to the ones requiring urgent and active treatment while at the same time protecting the ones (from Covid-19 infection ) not in immediate need of treatment by postponing their visits and treatment.
Conclusion: Covid 19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented global healthcare crises. Our institution has illustrated the challenges faced in managing patients with gynaecological cancers. Due to the fear of increased risk of Covid-19 infection in the cancer patients which would result in devastating complications and very poor outcome, the preventive steps taken resulted in appreciable upstaging and progression of disease on imaging and blood investigations.
Keywords: COVID-19; Pandemic; Gynaecological Cancer Care
Citation: Shalini Verma., et al. “Challenges and Management in Gynaecological Cancers in Covid 19 Crises: An Institutional Experience". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.12 (2020): 03-09.
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.