Caring for our cancer patients in the wake of COVID-19

Br J Cancer. 2020 Jul;123(1):3-4. doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-0843-5. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Abstract

In response to our current global pandemic, unprecedented healthcare changes may have significant consequences for cancer patients in the United Kingdom. We explore why cancer patients may be more susceptible to severe infection and complications, highlighting various interventions that may help to ensure continuity of care in this unique cohort.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus / pathogenicity*
  • COVID-19
  • Continuity of Patient Care / standards*
  • Coronavirus Infections / complications*
  • Coronavirus Infections / virology
  • Delivery of Health Care / standards*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Neoplasms / virology
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / virology
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • SARS-CoV-2